DETROIT – Marek Zidlicky scored 1:09 into overtime to give the Red Wings a 2-1 win against the New York Rangers on Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena.
Zidlicky, who was acquired in a trade from the New Jersey Devils on Monday, jammed in a shot that rolled over goalie Cam Talbot's back and into the net. It was his fifth goal.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made 39 saves.
Dan Girardi scored for New York (39-17-7). Talbot made 29 saves.
Each goalie made key saves to get the game to overtime.
Talbot made a glove save on Niklas Kronwall's shot from the high slot with 10.4 seconds left in the third. He stopped a deflection off Girardi's stick with 3:43 remaining after Pavel Datsyuk cut in off the right wing and attempted a backhand pass to Tomas Jurco, who was on the 2-on-1 rush with Datsyuk.
Howard denied Rick Nash from the right circle on a 2-on-1 rush with 7:50 remaining in the second period. He stopped Mats Zuccarello's tip attempt a little more than five minutes into the second period.
Talbot made a nice save on Jurco's shot from the slot 3:10 into the second.
New York outshot Detroit 16-7 in the second period.
Abdelkader opened the scoring 6:12 into the game when he deflected in Zetterberg's no-look backhand pass from Talbot's left into an open net. The goal went to video review because it appeared the puck may have gone in off of Abdelkader's skate.
It was Abdelkader's 14th goal.
Zetterberg was playing for the first time after missing four games because of a head injury.
Girardi's power-play goal tied it 1-1 with 2:58 left in the first period. The defenseman dove to knock in a loose puck in the crease for his third goal.
Girardi’s goal came with Zidlicky in the penalty box for holding.
Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle played his 1,000th NHL game.