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FINAL OT
1 2 3 OT T
Detroit Red Wings DET 1 0 0 0 1
27 SHOTS 34
37 FACEOFFS 17
14 HITS 16
6 PIM 2
0/1 PP 1/3
4 GIVEAWAYS 5
5 TAKEAWAYS 7
20 BLOCKED SHOTS 18
       

Callahan comes through in OT as Rangers top Wings

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 73; Home Game No. 37 Rangers' Record: 46-20-7
VIDEO: HIGHLIGHT OF THE GAME
• Full Highlights | Tortorella Postgame • Callahan, Lundqvist, Staal, Boyle Postgame
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Ryan Callahan ripped a shot in off a goal post 2:42 into overtime to lift the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers over Detroit 2-1 on Wednesday night, sending the Red Wings to a sixth straight loss.

The Rangers turned up the heat in the extra session and finally got a puck past Ty Conklin, who was recalled from the minor leagues because of Detroit's injury woes. Callahan fired a shot from the slot for his 27th goal, making the Rangers captain a winner on his 27th birthday.

Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves, and Brad Richards scored in the first period for the Rangers, who lead Pittsburgh by three points in the East.

Henrik Zetterberg gave Detroit an early 1-0 lead, and Conklin made 32 saves, but the Red Wings had to settle for one point.

It wasn't until noon on Wednesday that the Red Wings knew they would have Conklin in goal after calling him up from Grand Rapids of the AHL on an emergency basis. Conklin had to pass through re-entry waivers, meaning any NHL team could have claimed him before he could rejoin Detroit.

The Rangers' power play has shown some renewed life lately, and Richards did all the work on it to get them even at 1-1.

After Lundqvist stopped the puck and left it behind the Rangers net, Richards took it and streaked up the middle of the ice. He weaved his way through the Detroit zone, splitting defensemen Niklas Kronwall and Brad Stuart -- who flailed at him as he blew past them -- and slid a shot that eluded Conklin with 5:02 left in the first period for his 24th goal of the season.
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PHOTO OF THE GAME

STAT OF THE GAME
The Blueshirts' 26-9-2 (54 points) mark at Madison Square Garden is their best record at home through 37 games since 1991-92 (25-8-4, 54 points). The Rangers record for home victories in one season is 30, set in 1970-71. The current team could tie that record by winning all four of its remaining home games.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Lundqvist 2. Callahan 3. Del Zotto


THE BIGGER PICTURE
Historically, the mark of a great NHL team is its ability to win in any kind of game, regardless of the opponent's style of play. There was no similarity between the games against New Jersey and Detroit, and yet the Rangers were able to win both.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Del Zotto (26:53)
Shots -- Callahan (8)
Hits -- Boyle (5)
Blocks -- Del Zotto (3)
Takeaways -- Girardi (2)
Faceoffs -- Richards (18)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP VS. DETROIT
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
Artem Anisimov Brian Boyle Mats Zuccarello
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
Tim Erixon Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Biron
Starting Lineup: Lundqvist, Staal, Del Zotto, Dubinsky, Stepan, Callahan.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Mats Zuccarello Ryan Callahan Marian Gaborik
Brian Boyle Derek Stepan Brandon Dubinsky
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Brad Richards Michael Del Zotto
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Derek Stepan
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
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