Red Wings 3, Rangers 1

Dan Cleary scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:03 left, and Jimmy

Howard made 28 saves to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory

over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.

The Red Wings, who have been trying to make the most of a

sputtering offense, shook off an early 1-0 deficit and won this

matchup between Original Six teams.

After Marian Gaborik failed to control the puck and get off a

shot in the Detroit end, Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom

started a rush the other way. Henrik Zetterberg sent a pass to

Cleary, who banked in a shot off the skate of goalie Henrik

Lundqvist for his seventh goal.

Detroit also got goals from Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper into

an empty net.