In a game that saw momentum shift plenty of times, ultimately the New York Rangers came out on top in overtime, securing a 5-4 win.
The first period featured plenty of action (but not much goaltending). At first, it seemed as though the Red Wings were in for another rough night, as the Rangers scored less than four minutes in. However, Michael Rasmussen responded with a goal of his own roughly six minutes later.
Seven minutes later, a power play gave the Red Wings a chance to take control of the game. Jakub Vrana cashed in for Detroit, ripping a one-timer at the right faceoff circle (of course, the pass came from Moritz Seider). But just 11 seconds after the goal, the Rangers raced down the ice and tied up the game yet again.
It didn’t take long for Detroit to break the stalemate. Taking advantage of the man advantage, Tyler Bertuzzi slid towards the net and ripped a slapshot past the goaltender (Lucas Raymond and Seider both earned an assist on the goal).
However, Artemi Panarin scored just over halfway through the period to tie things back up (with some help from an error from Filip Hronek).
After a rough start, both goaltenders seemed to find a bit of confidence in the closing minutes of the period. Alex Nedeljkovic made an excellent save to keep things knotted up, and the teams went to the locker room with three goals a piece.
Six minutes into the third, the Red Wings re-secured the lead. Collecting a puck near the front of the net after an offensive zone faceoff win, Adam Erne flipped a backhander into the net.
For a stretch, it seemed as though Detroit had the game on lock. Nedeljkovic made some saves, and the defense clamped down. However, a high sticking penalty on Gustav Lindstrom sent the Rangers to the power play. With under four minutes left in the game, Chris Kreider took advantage of the man advantage and tapped in the tying goal at the front of the net.
In overtime, the Red Wings had a few chances to nab the game winner, but it was the Rangers that found the back of the net first.
The Red Wings are back in action this Friday against the Senators.