Athanasiou scores 6 seconds into OT, Red Wings top Sens
DETROIT (AP) Andreas Athanasiou scored 6 seconds into overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
It was the second goal of the night for Athanasiou, who also had a penalty shot stopped in the third period. Dylan Larkin took the opening faceoff in overtime and, after the puck went forward a bit, both Athanasiou and Ottawa standout Erik Karlsson reached for it.
Athanasiou was able to control it and skated in behind Karlsson on a breakaway. He beat goalie Craig Anderson with a backhander high to the glove side.
The goal tied an NHL record for fastest overtime goal in the regular season. The most recent player to score 6 seconds into overtime was Washington's Alex Ovechkin on Dec. 15, 2006, at Atlanta.
Ryan Dzingel scored for the Senators.
Detroit has won three in a row for the first time this season. The Red Wings improved to 1-6 in games decided in overtime, although they have won three shootouts. Ottawa lost for the 18th time in 22 games.
BLACKHAWKS 5, RANGERS 2
NEW YORK (AP) - Patrick Sharp broke a tie early in the third period and Chicago beat New York.
Nick Schmaltz, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane also scored, and Jeff Glass made 23 saves. The 32-year-old Glass made his third straight start with Corey Crawford on injured reserved.
Sharp scored at 2:24 of the third when his wrist shot sailed past goalie Henrik Lundqvist's glove. Toews and Kane had empty-net goals in the final minute.
Nick Holden and Mika Zibanejad scored for New York.
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