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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers are still having trouble closing out games. They took solace, however, in shaking off a late tying goal and getting a win in overtime.No shootout misery this time.Derick Brassard scored a power-play goal 1:50 into overtime, after Detroit tied it in the closing seconds, to give the Rangers their fifth straight victory over the Red Wings, 4-3 on Wednesday night.Lee Stempniak gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead with 7:50 left in the third period, but Detroit got even for the second time when Tomas Tatar scored on a power play with 7.7 seconds left and goalie Jonas Gustavsson off for an extra skater.You never want it to happen that late in the game, said Rangers forward Rick Nash, who scored the opening goal. But you have to give credit to our guys. We regrouped and came out pretty good in overtime.Pavel Datsyuk tripped Martin St. Louis 46 seconds into overtime, and Brassard took advantage when he slammed in the rebound of Dan Girardis shot.When they scored the tying goal, we just stayed positive, Brassard said. We talked to each other on the bench and we got it done.Stempniak was in line for the winner when he finished a 2-on-1 rush by scoring off a pass from Dominic Moore.St. Louis added a goal for the Rangers, who dropped their previous two games in shootouts. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots after getting a rare game off on Monday night.I felt like we had a little more energy. They played last night and we tried to take advantage of that, Lundqvist said.The Rangers improved to 5-0-2 in one-goal games, the only losses being the consecutive shootout defeats on the homestand.After scoring only two power-play goals in their first 10 games, the Rangers have three in their past two.Our guys are battling hard, said Alain Vigneault, who coached his 900th NHL game. In overtime they took a penalty and we were able to make our power play count.Jakub Kindl and Daniel Cleary scored 13 seconds apart in the second to erase Detroits 2-0 deficit. Gustavsson made 26 saves, but Detroit dropped its third straight (0-1-2) and second in two nights.The Red Wings, who lost 3-1 at Ottawa on Tuesday night, were able to rescue a point with Tatars timely score.That was a big goal, he said. Too bad we couldnt get a second point, but that was a pretty good comeback. Were feeling better and better about ourselves.Gustavsson sustained a shoulder injury on the winning goal. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said the backup goalie will be re-evaluated on Thursday, but will likely be out for a while.I thought we did a lot of good things tonight, Babcock said. Third game in four nights — its mental. You just compete, just play.Kindl scored the Red Wings first goal against the Rangers in 177 minutes with his first of the season. It also broke Lundqvists shutout streak against Detroit of 211 minutes, 8 seconds over four games — including two shutouts at Madison Square Garden last season.Cleary tied it at 2, but the goal wasnt picked up until a video review more than 90 seconds later. The puck clearly hit the back of the net and came back out for Clearys first.The Red Wings came out better in the second and put pressure on the Rangers, but they still couldnt solve Lundqvist — even with the aid of a penalty shot.After a Detroit drive struck the post, the puck was covered in the crease by the glove of defenceman Kevin Klein, who returned after missing one game with a bruised foot.Gustav Nyqvist was awarded a penalty shot at 5:51, but his drive was knocked away by Lundqvists glove — drawing chants of Hen-rik! Hen-rik!Just 48 seconds later, St. Louis made it 2-0 with a breakaway goal — his fourth tally of the season and third in two games. St. Louis was sprung by a pass from defenceman Matt Hunwick who fired the puck from his end up to St. Louis at the Detroit blue line.The Rangers had nine shots and led 1-0 before the Red Wings put a puck on Lundqvist.Detroit had the first power play when the Rangers were caught with too many men on the ice, but that advantage was cut short 1:12 in when Henrik Zetterberg tripped Nash, who then made the Red Wings pay with a fluke goal.Hunwick set up Brassard for a drive from above the left circle that struck Nash — who was facing the net — in the behind and caromed past Gustavsson on the power play at 6:36.I saw him winding up and tried to cross in front of the goalie to take his eyes away, Nash said. Then, I dont know what happened. It hit my butt and went in.It was Nashs 10th goal and first in three games, ending his longest drought of the season. He has scored in eight of New Yorks 12 games.NOTES: Detroit hadnt scored against New York since Oct. 26, 2013. ... The Rangers, 5-1-2 in their last eight, have their first five-game winning streak against Detroit since Jan. 3, 1983-Jan. 16, 1984. Julius Nattinen Ducks Jersey . Fans can also watch the game on the newly launched TSN GO (currently available to Bell TV and Rogers customers), which gives TSN subscribers the freedom to live stream the networks programming from their smartphones, tablets, and computers at no additional charge – just as they would watch Canadas Sports Leader on TV at home. The following week, MLS ON TSN is at BMO Field in Toronto to deliver live coverage of TFCs home opener vs. D.C. United on Saturday, March 22 at 4:30 p. Anaheim Ducks Hoodie . -- Marty Havlat scored three goals for the first time in nearly nine years, and the San Jose Sharks prevented Colorado from clinching the Central Division title with a 5-1 victory over the Avalanche on Friday night. . There were no real chances until Augsburg broke the deadlock through Raul Bobadilla in the 33rd minute. Frankfurt failed to clear a cross and Bobadilla slotted home from close range at the far post. Ryan Getzlaf Ducks Jersey .com) - The Columbus Blue Jackets rewarded starting goaltender and pending restricted free agent Sergei Bobrovsky with a four-year contract extension on Friday. Rickard Rakell Ducks Jersey . -- Those impatient for the Stanley Cup to return to Canada will have just one team to root for in the NHL playoffs -- the Montreal Canadiens.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at In Sundays Blackhawks-Penguins game, Pittsburgh defenceman Brooks Orpik laid a huge hit on Chicagos Jonathan Toews. Now in my view, Orpik can be clearly seen leaving his feet while delivering a moderately high hit. Why wasnt there supplemental discipline, and should there have even been a penalty? I thought anytime you leapt or left your feet, a penalty is called! Am I missing something? Stu Alderson Stu: You and I are not the only ones missing something here as players continually elevate their posture and leave their feet at impact to deliver devastating hits.  Dangerous and significant contact to the head of their opponent almost always results whenever a player leaves his feet to make a big hit. In the here and now, these hits are deemed "legal." With an eye firmly set on the end game, which I hope still remains to greatly reduce contact to the head and resulting concussions, it is irresponsible to continue down this path any longer. While each camp can passionately debate their respective position on whether to allow or eliminate high hits where significant contact to the head of an opponent results, I respectfully submit this issue should no longer be a matter of personal opinion. Instead, it should only be about "science." Through irrefutable medical evidence, we now know the short and long term effects of blows to the head. This road map can provide us with a clear picture of the end game! Brooks Orpik set up to deliver a body check as he slowed and glided toward Jonathan Toews in the corner. Toews sole intent was to advance the puck around the end wall. In doing so, Jonathan Toews lowered his body posturre to place him (and particularly his head) in a vulnerable position and must share the responsibility for the location of where he was hit.dddddddddddd The onus of "how" the contact was delivered and the "degree of force" utilized is exclusively on Brooks Orpik and taken into account by the referee to determine the legality of the check. No differently than the vast majority of current players, Brooks Orpik finished his hit on Jonathan Toews with considerable force as demonstrated by his upward launch with skates high off the ice. This intensified the velocity and violence of the hit regardless of whether Toews was in a vulnerable position or not. In many cases I would even suggest that an opponents apparent vulnerability is something a player will capitalize on to enhance the degree of force exerted through a hit. We certainly dont see many players let up! Rule 42.1 tells us that a minor or major shall be imposed on a player who "jumps into" an opponent. The "jump" element of this rule was once applied when a players skates lost contact with the ice. Charging is seldom called in the current era of the game, where players leave their feet with far more frequency in the act of delivering a body check than ever before. The most common "excuse" for not calling this infraction is that a players skates did not completely leave the ice prior to initiating body contact. This generous and liberal interpretation is extended to include times when the toe tip of one skate remains in contact with the ice at impact.  Referees should be directed to impose a charging penalty in every case when a players skates leave the ice in the act of delivering a body check, period. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to see the end game; just a medical scientist!   Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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