Henrik Zetterberg scored the tying goal on a power play with 3.2 seconds left in regulation, with goalie Jimmy Howard off for an extra attacker, and Nicklas Lidstrom scored at 1:38 of overtime to give the Red Wings a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames yesterday in Detroit.
“It felt good to come back,’’ said Zetterberg. “We’ve been behind a few games this year and found a way to turn it around. It’s nice when it happens.’’
He had two goals, Lidstrom added two assists and Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists. Johan Franzen also scored for the Red Wings. Brian Rafalski had three assists and Howard made 23 saves.
“We had lots of players that did some good things. We were fortunate,’’ Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. “You can’t play many nights like this and win.’’
Jarome Iginla had two goals and an assist and Niklas Hagman and Alex Tanguay also scored for Calgary. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 33 shots. Iginla has five goals and an assist in his last two games.
Lidstrom slid a backhand shot past a prone Kiprusoff after taking a pass from Darren Helm. It was Lidstrom’s third goal of the season.
In the final seconds of regulation, Zetterberg tipped in Datsyuk’s pass on a 2-on-1 for his seventh goal.
Zetterberg made it 4-3 with 8:56 left when he put a backhander past Kiprusoff.
Thrashers 2, Islanders 1 — Dustin Byfuglien scored at 1:30 of overtime to lift host Atlanta and extend New York’s losing streak to 13 games. The Islanders have only 12 goals in their last 11 games.
Rick DiPietro, who had allowed 17 goals while losing his last three starts, had 33 saves.
“He was our best player,’’ New York interim coach Jack Capuano said. “He was outstanding. He was what I thought he was going to be.’’
DiPietro couldn’t stop the winner by Byfuglien, the playoff star for the Blackhawks last season who leads the NHL with four winning shots this season.
“I’m not sure what happened,’’ DiPietro said. “He made a nice shot.’’
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 28 shots for Atlanta.
Oilers 4, Ducks 2 — Ales Hemsky scored the go-ahead goal with 6:31 left in the third period after a referee’s controversial ruling helped host Anaheim overcome a two-goal deficit, and Devan Dubnyk made 19 of his 38 saves in the first period to power Edmonton to victory.
The Oilers killed Anaheim’s first four power plays before getting burned on the next one. It came after a disputed delay-of-game penalty against defenseman Theo Peckham with 3:35 left in the second period with the Ducks trailing, 2-0.
Veteran referee Stephen Walkom ruled that Peckham cleared the puck over the glass in the Edmonton zone, but replays clearly showed that the puck went into the crowd through a hole in the glass that photographers use to get a clear shot. Walkom even asked the photographer sitting there about it, but wouldn’t reverse the call despite Peckham’s vehement protest.
Just eight seconds later, Bobby Ryan found the net from the slot for his ninth goal.
Coyotes 3, Canucks 2 — Taylor Pyatt scored his second goal of the game at 5:52 of the third period to snap a 2-2 tie and send host Phoenix to the victory.