NHL: Rangers win at Detroit for the first time since 1999
Detroit • Derick Brassard's breakaway goal in the closing seconds of overtime gave the New York Rangers a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Brassard scored his first of the season with only 12.9 seconds showing on the OT clock to give the Rangers their first win in Detroit since Jan. 30, 1999.
Benoit Pouliot had a goal and an assist and Mats Zuccarello also scored for New York, which rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits in the final game of its season-opening, nine-game road trip. Cam Talbot stopped 32 shots while filling in for injured regular Henrik Lundqvist.
The Rangers, who went to overtime for the first time this season, will host Montreal in the opener at renovated Madison Square Garden on Monday.
Drew Miller and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight. Jimmy Howard made 37 saves.
Wild 5, Blackhawks 3 • In Chicago, Niklas Backstrom made 33 saves in his first win of the season and Minnesota defeated Chicago in a rematch of their first-round playoff series.
Jason Pominville had two goals in his 600th career game and Minnesota earned its third consecutive win.
Zach Parise, Kyle Brodziak and Justin Fontaine also scored for the Wild, and Ryan Suter and Mikael Granlund had two assists apiece.
Flyers 5, islanders 2 • In Uniondale, N.Y., Vinny Lecavalier scored three goals in Philadelphia's biggest offensive outburst of the season, and Steve Mason made 26 saves in the victory over New York.
The Flyers (3-7) hadn't scored more than two goals in any of their first nine games.
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