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NHL: Red Wings beat Penguins with a fraction of a second left in OT

NHL » Toronto defenseman lays on ice for nearly 10 minutes.

First Published Mar 20 2014 10:17 pm • Last Updated Mar 20 2014 10:17 pm

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.

At a glance

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 69 47 17 5 99 223 149

Tampa Bay 70 39 24 7 85 208 185

Montreal 71 38 26 7 83 182 180

Toronto 71 36 27 8 80 208 219

Detroit 69 32 24 13 77 183 194

Ottawa 69 28 28 13 69 198 234

Florida 69 26 35 8 60 172 223

Buffalo 69 19 42 8 46 133 205

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 69 45 19 5 95 218 173

Philadelphia 69 37 25 7 81 199 197

Columbus 69 36 27 6 78 199 189

N.Y. Rangers 70 37 29 4 78 185 174

Washington 70 33 27 10 76 204 209

New Jersey 70 30 27 13 73 172 183

Carolina 69 30 30 9 69 172 195

N.Y. Islanders 70 26 35 9 61 195 239

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

St. Louis 69 47 15 7 101 226 156

Chicago 70 40 15 15 95 237 182

Colorado 70 44 20 6 94 216 192

Minnesota 70 36 23 11 83 174 172

Dallas 69 32 26 11 75 196 201

Winnipeg 71 32 30 9 73 199 208

Nashville 70 29 31 10 68 165 208

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 69 45 17 7 97 220 175

San Jose 70 45 18 7 97 216 168

Los Angeles 69 38 25 6 82 168 148

Phoenix 69 33 25 11 77 192 196

Vancouver 72 32 30 10 74 172 194

Calgary 69 28 34 7 63 168 203

Edmonton 70 25 36 9 59 176 225

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Thursday’s games

New Jersey 4, Minnesota 3, OT

Philadelphia 4, Dallas 2

Columbus 3, Montreal 2

Tampa Bay 5, Ottawa 4

Detroit 5, Pittsburgh 4, OT

Buffalo at Edmonton, late

Florida at Phoenix, late

Washington at Los Angeles, late

Anaheim at San Jose, late

Friday’s games

N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, 5 p.m.

Carolina at Chicago, 6 p.m.

Boston at Colorado, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Calgary, 7 p.m.

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"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. "Big break for us," Alfredsson acknowledged.

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.




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