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Wings storm back; Hank scores in OT

Tuesday, 01.30.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Wings storm back; Hank scores in OT
By The Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Henrik Zetterberg capped Detroit's big rally by scoring at 2:57 of overtime
Lidstrom, who is one goal shy of No. 200, had three assists against the Islanders on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
and giving the Red Wings a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Detroit, which hasn't been shut-out this season, trailed 3-0 at the start of the third period but quickly erased that deficit and set the stage for Zetterberg's winner.

Nicklas Lidstrom gloved down a deflected puck on a rush and passed it to Zetterberg, who had the entire left side of the net to fire his wrist shot into.

Tomas Holmstrom, Niklas Kronwall and Dan Cleary also scored for Detroit, which got 16 saves from Dominik Hasek.

Mike Sillinger, Shawn Bates and Jason Blake had goals for the Islanders, who have points in four straight games (2-0-2). Just as they salvaged a point with a spirited comeback in an overtime loss at Atlanta last Friday, the Islanders gave one away on home ice.

Rick DiPietro stopped 31 shots for New York.

The Islanders grabbed a 1-0 lead on their opening shift when Sillinger put in the rebound of his shot 22 seconds in. They killed off four first-period penalties, including a double minor to defenseman Sean Hill. When the frame ended, the Islanders were sent off the ice with a standing ovation.

New York recorded only five shots in the second period, but two got by Hasek to make it 3-0.

DiPietro made 21 saves through the first 40-minutes, but the Red Wings netted four goals on their final 14 shots Tuesday, en route to a 4-3 win. (Getty Images)
While killing their fifth penalty, the Islanders doubled their lead at 7:44. Bates took a pass from Richard Park at his blue line, deked around a forward, and came in on a 2-on-1. Bates kept the puck and sent a slap shot from the top of the left circle that sailed over Hasek's shoulder.

Blake made it 3-0 at 11:37. He made a strong defensive play in his zone, then stole the puck in the Detroit zone, moved to the high slot, and slapped a shot that squirted between Hasek's pads.

Detroit scored twice during a 1:33 span early in the third to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Kronwall's left-side screen shot on a power play at 3:24 broke DiPietro's shutout bid. Cleary, left uncovered at the right post, took Lidstrom's pass for an easy tap-in at 4:57.

Holmstrom tied it 3-3 at 10:12 when he deflected Lidstrom's left-point screen slap shot while Detroit was on a power play.

GAME NOTES: The Islanders are now 19-1-2 when leading after two periods. New York D Tom Poti sat out with an upper-body injury. ... Sillinger is one point away from 600 in the NHL. ... Detroit tied the Islanders 2-2 in its previous visit to Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 17, 2002.

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