Devils edge Detroit in OT 3-2
Kyle Palmieri scored in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
Palmieri took a lead pass from Lee Stempniak and streaked into the Detroit zone ahead of defenseman Tomas Tatar, skated in on the goal and put a backhander past a sprawled out Jimmy Howard with 39.3 seconds remaining. It extended Palmieri's goal-scoring streak to four games.
Damon Severson and Sergey Kalinin also scored for the Devils who rallied after trailing 2-0 in the third period. Cory Schneider finished with 27 saves.
Gustav Nyquist and Tatar scored power-play goals in the second period for Detroit and Howard made 35 saves.
The Red Wings extended their point streak to 13 games (8-0-5) since last losing in regulation on Nov. 14.
Nyquist got the Red Wings on the scoreboard at 8:51 of the second on a redirection of Henrik Zetterberg's shot. The tip by Nyquist glanced off the right post before landing in the net only 11 seconds after Brian O'Neill was whistled for slashing.
A penalty to Patrik Elias for interference with 5:41 left in the period set the stage for a roller-coaster power play.
Detroit first came close to cashing in when Dylan Larkin rang a shot off the post from the left circle.
Then it was New Jersey's turn as Mike Cammalleri was stoned by Howard on a backhand try that left the Devils' winger shaking his head.
Back the other way, Tatar ripped a shot from the top of the left circle past Schneider with 3:52 to go to make it 2-0.
The Devils turned things around in the third, with Palmieri playing a key role on the tying goal.
Severson broke through at 2:40 with a drive from the right point past a screened Howard.
New Jersey evened the score with 5:20 left as Kalinin deflected Palmieri's shot with a stick dangerously close to the cross bar. A video review confirmed the goal was good.
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill then used his coach's challenge, alleging Kalinin interfered with Howard.
The goal withstood the second video review, giving Kalinin his first tally in 12 games.
Each team had 10 shots in the scoreless opening period, with each also having a great opportunity on the power play.
John Moore picked up the puck in his own end, wove through the Detroit defenders to break in on Howard who got a piece of the shot as it deflected off the post.
The Red Wings came close on their man advantage when Schneider made a sprawling stop on Mike Green.
NOTES: With centers Adam Henrique (lower body injury) and Travis Zajac (upper body) sidelined with injuries, the Devils recalled Joseph Blandisi from Albany (AHL) for his NHL debut. ... RW Jiri Tlusty was activated after missing nine games (upper body) while RW Bobby Farnham (upper body) took his place. ... It was the first meeting of the NHL's youngest coaches. Blashill turned 42 this week; New Jersey's John Hynes is 40. ... Detroit scratched D Jakub Kindl and LWs Drew Miller and Teemu Pulkkinen. The New Jersey scratches were D Jon Merrill and LW Stefan Matteau.
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