Alfredsson scores with 1 second to go in Red Wings win
AP March 22, 2014, 12:08 am TWN
DETROIT -- Daniel Alfredsson scored his second goal of the game with 1 second left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.
Alfredsson's shot went off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and appeared to be knocked into the net by Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi, who scored into his own net earlier in the game. The goal stood after video review.
Detroit was up 2-0, trailed 3-2 and led 4-3 lead with 7:43 left. Craig Adams pulled Pittsburgh back into a tie two minutes later.
Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit.
Evgeni Malkin had two goals and Lee Stempniak added one for Pittsburgh
Fleury made 25 saves. Detroit's Jimmy Howard stopped 39 shots.
Sharks 3, Ducks 2 Brent Burns scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:59 to play to help San Jose beat Anaheim and take sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division for the first time in more than three months.
Joe Thornton tied the game earlier in the third and got his second assist on the game-winner for the Sharks, who have won seven of eight to move two points ahead of Anaheim, although the Ducks have a game in hand. The Sharks, who trailed by 13 points after games on Jan. 15, have not been alone in first since Dec. 6.
Patrick Marleau also scored and Antti Niemi made 26 saves for San Jose.
Teemu Selanne and Mathieu Perreault scored for the Ducks, who have lost six of their last eight. Frederik Andersen made 25 saves.
Kings 2, Capitals 1, SO Marian Gaborik got the deciding goal in the shootout and Los Angeles beat Washington to give Darryl Sutter his 500th regular-season victory as an NHL coach.
Jonathan Quick tied Rogie Vachon for the most career victories by a Kings goaltender and stopped Alex Ovechkin, who leads the league with 46 goals, on the Capitals' second shot in the tiebreaker. Ovechkin is 2 for 15 this season in the tiebreaker and 25 for 83 in his career.
Quick made 21 saves, losing his shutout bid with 7:36 remaining when Joel Ward extended his goal-scoring streak to a career-best four games with his 22nd of the season.
Anze Kopitar scored at 14:09 of the first period for Los Angeles.
Flyers 4, Stars 2 Wayne Simmonds scored two goals as Philadelphia beat Dallas for its fourth straight win.
Mark Streit and Michael Raffl also scored for Philadelphia, which maintained its hold on second place in the Metropolitan Division.
Jamie Benn scored twice for Dallas, which lost its fourth straight. The Stars began the day two points behind Phoenix for the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
Simmonds scored his second of the game with 7:39 left to put Philadelphia ahead 3-1. Just 30 seconds later, Benn scored his second of the contest.
Raffl provided some insurance for Philadelphia by beating Thomas with a backhander on a breakaway with 3:12 to play.
Other games on Thursday:
Sabres 3, Oilers 1
Coyotes 2, Panthers 1
Blue Jackets 3, Canadiens 2
Devils 4, Wild 3, OT
Lightning 5, Senators 4
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