Red Wings rally to top Rangers; Babcock wins 500th

NHL.com | Saturday, 12.06.2014 / 10:39 PM

DETROIT -- Darren Helm's goal in the third period broke a tie and gave the Red Wings a 3-2 come-from-behind win against the New York Rangers on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.

It was Red Wing coach Mike Babcock's 500th career win.

The Red Wings, who broke a five-game losing streak to the Rangers, trailed 2-0 in the second period before Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored 1:01 apart to tie it.

Jimmy Howard made 27 saves to earn the win.

Kevin Klein and Rick Nash scored for New York. Cam Talbot made 31 saves.

Helm gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead at 7:40 into the third period. His fifth goal came on a wrist shot from the left circle off the rush.

Detroit killed off two 5-on-3 New York power plays in the third period. First, the Red Wings stifled the Rangers on a 47-second 5-on-3 disadvantage, allowing no shots. Then Detroit killed a 1:49 two-man disadvantage that ended with a little more than five minutes left.

Martin St. Louis and Derick Brassard each hit the post for the Rangers during the second 5-on-3. St. Louis' shot hit Howard's glove first.

Sheahan put Detroit on the scoreboard with 5:46 left in the second period. He whipped a spin-a-round backhand shot past Talbot from the slot for his sixth goal. Stephen Weiss passed the puck to Sheahan from the left corner.

The goal broke Talbot's shutout streak at 159:48.

Glendening tied it 2-2 with his third goal. He poked a loose puck into an empty net from about two feet off a goal-mouth scramble, which was set up by Drew Miller's drive to the net off a rush down the right wing.

Howard stopped Nash from below the left circle with less than a minute remaining in the second and the Rangers on a power play.

Klein opened the scoring 9:31 into the game when he backhanded in a loose puck from in front of Howard on his second shot attempt. It was his fifth goal.

Nash made it 2-0 with 5:12 left in the first period when he scored on a breakaway. Nash beat Howard with a shot stick side after Detroit turned it over in the New York zone. Derick Brassard earned an assist on Nash's 17th goal, which point streak to seven games (five goals, three).

The goal came less than 45 seconds after Talbot made an outstanding right-pad save on Pavel Datsyuk from just outside the crease.

Howard made a big save on Dominic Moore's shot from the slot with a little more than 30 seconds remaining in the opening period.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
09:31NYR Kevin Klein (5) ASST: Kevin Hayes (6), Carl Hagelin (6) 1 - 0 NYR
14:48NYR Rick Nash (17) ASST: Derick Brassard (13) 2 - 0 NYR
2nd Period
14:14DET Riley Sheahan (6) ASST: Stephen Weiss (6), Johan Franzen (11) 2 - 1 NYR
15:15DET Luke Glendening (3) ASST: Joakim Andersson (3), Drew Miller (4) 2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
07:40DET Darren Helm (5) ASST: Tomas Tatar (8), Danny DeKeyser (10) 3 - 2 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Darren Helm
Darren Helm
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 14:41
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
GA: 2EV: 17-19
PIM: 0PP: 8-8
SV%: .931SH: 2-2
Cam Talbot
Cam Talbot
SA: 34TOI: 58:44
GA: 3EV: 28-31
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .912SH: 1-1
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:53NYR Carl Hagelin  Hi stick - double minor against  Brendan Smith
09:45DET Niklas Kronwall  Hooking against  Mats Zuccarello
2nd Period
00:35NYR Mats Zuccarello  Interference against  Darren Helm
08:58DET Gustav Nyquist  Slashing against  Derick Brassard
19:07DET Brendan Smith  Holding the stick against  Lee Stempniak
3rd Period
09:13DET Johan Franzen  Too many men/ice - bench
10:26DET Kyle Quincey  Hi stick - double minor against  Derick Brassard
12:37DET Jonathan Ericsson  Hi-sticking against  Martin St. Louis
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/70/3
Faceoff Wins2333
Blocked Shots1211
Penalty Minutes614
5D. GirardiD0001020:34
8K. KleinD1001015:52
10J. MillerC000208:17
12L. StempniakR0002011:03
13K. HayesR0100010:50
16D. BrassardC0103021:30
18M. StaalD00-12021:08
19J. FastR000009:44
20C. KreiderL00-11015:53
21D. StepanC00-13021:47
22D. BoyleD00-11023:34
26M. St. LouisR00-14020:28
27R. McDonaghD0002021:36
28D. MooreC0001011:50
36M. ZuccarelloR0002218:58
44M. HunwickD0002011:20
61R. NashL1002019:35
62C. HagelinL0100411:12
33C. Talbot3134.91258:44
2B. SmithD00-10215:00
4J. KindlD00-12015:25
13P. DatsyukC0012016:04
14G. NyquistR00-11217:13
15R. SheahanC1002014:49
18J. AnderssonC011209:20
20D. MillerL0114013:36
21T. TatarL0114013:41
26T. JurcoR00-11013:43
27K. QuinceyD0020415:50
40H. ZetterbergL00-12017:41
41L. GlendeningC1012016:15
43D. HelmC1012014:41
52J. EricssonD0003223:15
55N. KronwallD0010224:42
65D. DeKeyserD0112018:31
90S. WeissC0102013:32
93J. FranzenR0103012:42
35J. Howard2729.93160:00