DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings made some breaks and got some against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Daniel Alfredsson was credited with his second goal of the game with a fraction of a second left in overtime, lifting Detroit to 5-4 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
You do a lot of good things, you get lucky, Alfredsson said.
Alfredsson’s game-winning goal went off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and was knocked into the net by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi.
The Penguins knocked the puck into their net three times with Scuderi doing it twice. They were called for six penalties. And Pittsburgh teammates bumped into each other to help Detroit’s Tomas Tatar score a 4-on-4 goal after forward James Neal was called for interference for pushing a stick on the ice away from him.
It’s pretty rare, Sidney Crosby said of the penalty called on Neal. But so is a butt-end, and so is a puck going off our guy three times.
With 3:46 left in regulation, Detroit’s David Legwand was ejected and given a five-minute major for using the butt end of his stick to hit Evgeni Malkin in front of the net.
The Penguins failed to take advantage of the extended chance with an extra skater, and it cost them in a mistake-filled game.
We had more than enough opportunities to win that game, Crosby said.
BLUE JACKETS 3, CANADIENS 2: In Montreal, Ryan Johansen scored late in the third period as Columbus ended Montreal’s three-game winning streak.
Derek MacKenzie and Brandon Dubinsky also scored for Columbus.
DEVILS 4, WILD 3, OT: In Newark, N.J., Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into overtime as New Jersey snapped a three-game losing streak.
FLYERS 4, STARS 2: In Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds scored two goals as Philadelphia won its fourth straight
Mark Streit and Michael Raffl also scored for Philadelphia, which improved to 11-2-1 in its last 14 games.
LIGHTNING 5, SENATORS 4: In Ottawa, Ontario, Teddy Purcell scored twice, and Ryan Callahan had a power-play goal midway through the third period to lead Tampa Bay to its fifth win in a row.