Late three-goal rally lifts Red Wings past Penguins

NHL.com | Friday, 10.24.2014 / 12:02 AM

DETROIT -- Justin Abdelkader scored with 43.5 seconds left in overtime to complete a late comeback by the Detroit Red Wings in a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.

Detroit trailed 3-1 with less than three minutes remaining and scored twice with an extra attacker.

Niklas Kronwall had two goals and an assist, and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and two assists for Detroit. Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots.

Pascal Dupuis, Olli Maatta and Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh. Blake Comeau had two assists, and Thomas Greiss made 27 saves in his first game of the season.

Abdelkader scored from the slot in overtime after Zetterberg deflected a Penguins pass attempt.

Zetterberg scored with 2:39 to go in the third period, and Kronwall tied it with his second goal of the night with 39 seconds remaining.

Kunitz gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead 8:29 into the second period when he beat Howard with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle. It was Kunitz's third goal of the season.

Greiss stopped Abdelkader's shot from the point during a Red Wings power play 4:09 into the second. Abdelkader was then hit in the nose by Zetterberg's wide wrist shot late in the period.

Dupuis opened the scoring 5:12 into the game when he converted a 2-on-1 rush with a wrist shot from the bottom of the left circle. The rush started after Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl couldn't handle a back pass from Pavel Datsyuk in the high slot.

Maatta made it 2-0 with 8:06 left in the first. He walked out of the left corner and his backhand shot trickled through Howard for his first goal of the season.

Kronwall scored with 5:00 remaining in the first period. He beat Greiss with a wrist shot from the high slot after Kronwall made a nice move around Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist.

Datsyuk, in his second game since returning from a separated shoulder, was on the ice for both Penguins goals for a minus-2 in the first period. A check by Pittsburgh defenseman Rob Scuderi in the first preseason game was what injured Datsyuk.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
05:12PIT Pascal Dupuis (2) ASST: Blake Comeau (2), Simon Despres (1) 1 - 0 PIT
11:06PIT Olli Maatta (1) ASST: Blake Comeau (3), Evgeni Malkin (7) 2 - 0 PIT
15:00DET Niklas Kronwall (1) ASST: Darren Helm (3) 2 - 1 PIT
2nd Period
08:29PIT Chris Kunitz (3) ASST: Simon Despres (2) 3 - 1 PIT
3rd Period
17:21DET Henrik Zetterberg (3) ASST: Danny DeKeyser (3), Niklas Kronwall (4) 3 - 2 PIT
19:21DET Niklas Kronwall (2) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (2), Henrik Zetterberg (6) 3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
04:16DET Justin Abdelkader (3) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (7) 4 - 3 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 7
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 16:29
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 3TOI: 26:01
Pascal Dupuis
Pascal Dupuis
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:25
Penalty Summary
1st Period
07:26DET Jakub Kindl  Hooking against  Nick Spaling
2nd Period
03:10PIT Marcel Goc  Hooking against  Tomas Jurco
15:38PIT Blake Comeau  Holding against  Kyle Quincey
18:33DET Niklas Kronwall  Interference against  Sidney Crosby
3rd Period
00:57DET Justin Abdelkader  Roughing against  Chris Kunitz
00:57PIT Chris Kunitz  Roughing against  Justin Abdelkader
00:57PIT Sidney Crosby  Interference against  Henrik Zetterberg
07:08DET Jakub Kindl  Slashing against  Evgeni Malkin
08:48PIT Steve Downie  Cross checking against  Jonathan Ericsson
08:48DET Jonathan Ericsson  Cross checking against  Steve Downie
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/30/3
Faceoff Wins2833
Blocked Shots512
Penalty Minutes1010
3O. MaattaD10-12023:46
4R. ScuderiD0010016:57
7P. MartinD00-10022:51
9P. DupuisR1004018:25
10C. EhrhoffD00-10024:33
13N. SpalingC00-10013:33
14C. KunitzL1011217:53
16B. SutterC00-12017:22
17B. ComeauL0212218:24
23S. DownieR00-11213:33
27C. AdamsR000009:08
38Z. SillC000106:19
47S. DespresD0210012:26
57M. GocC0000211:53
58K. LetangD00-13025:07
71E. MalkinC01-11020:16
72P. HornqvistR0004019:09
87S. CrosbyC0005219:34
1T. Greiss2731.87164:11
2B. SmithD00-11021:23
4J. KindlD0001415:32
8J. AbdelkaderL1023216:29
13P. DatsyukC0101020:47
14G. NyquistR0013018:11
15R. SheahanC00-11013:09
18J. AnderssonC0001013:34
20D. MillerL0002017:23
21T. TatarL00-13017:46
26T. JurcoR0001010:30
27K. QuinceyD00-10017:25
40H. ZetterbergL1222021:17
41L. GlendeningC0010016:29
43D. HelmC0113013:12
49A. NestrasilC00-1309:16
52J. EricssonD0001219:52
55N. KronwallD2133226:01
65D. DeKeyserD0112023:32
35J. Howard2326.88563:27