OTTAWA -- Gustav Nyquist scored with 48 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday.
Nyquist skated two laps around the Ottawa zone fighting off checks before turning and shooting past goaltender Craig Anderson to give Detroit its first winning streak since Dec. 6-7. Nyquist had control of the puck for almost 30 seconds.
The Senators (14-14-7) have lost three in a row and are 3-4-1 under coach Dave Cameron, who took over from Paul MacLean on Dec. 8.
The Red Wings (19-8-9) came back twice for their second victory in eight games (2-2-4).
The Red Wings needed three seconds of a penalty to Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki early in the third period to tie the game 2-2.
With Borowiecki off for interference, Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk won a faceoff straight back from Jean-Gabriel Pageau, the second time the Red Wings won that matchup for a goal.
The Red Wings had a chance to take the lead with Detroit defenseman Jonathan Ericsson in the box when Darren Helm stripped the puck from Ottawa's Erik Karlsson at the Senators blue line and broke in on Anderson. He got his left toe on Helm's backhand attempt.
Senators wing Clarke MacArthur, who said Monday, "I'm cold as a lake trout in the middle of February in Saskatchewan," scored his first goal since Nov. 16 at 13:16 of the second period to put the Senators ahead 2-1.
MacArthur finished a crisp backhand pass from Kyle Turris from deep on the left wing. The puck eluded Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser in the slot for MacArthur's 10th goal of the season.
It came after some good work by Howard and Anderson, who took turns stopping odd-man rushes.
First it was Anderson making a pad save on Luke Glendening, who found some open ice off the rush in the slot in the 10th minute.
Then it was Howard stopping Milan Michalek after he burst out of a tangle of players in the neutral zone with Pageau. Michalek faked a pass and cut into the middle, but Howard got his stick on his low shot.
Howard made 31 saves in his first start since Dec. 19, when he left the game against the New York Islanders after one period with a groin injury.
The Senators played a strong first period and led 1-0 on Mike Hoffman's 11th goal of the season, but the Red Wings tied the game with 14 seconds left.
After Anderson (24 saves) froze the puck with 41 seconds left, Senators coach Dave Cameron sent Pageau, a recent call-up from the American Hockey League, out for the faceoff against Datsyuk.
The Red Wings veteran won the draw, and Zetterberg shot wide to Anderson's right. The carom off the end boards was controlled by Detroit wing Justin Abdelkader, who got body position on Ottawa defensemen Codi Ceci and Jared Cowen in front of the net as the puck came out the other side.
Abdelkader's shot along the goal line hit Anderson and went into the net for his eighth goal of the season.
Hoffman scored at 13:41 when Howard failed to glove a shot from the left point by Borowiecki. The puck fell out of Howard's glove and Hoffman chipped it over the goalie.
The Red Wings are at the Boston Bruins on Monday, when the Senators host the Buffalo Sabres.