Hintz and Stars rally to beat Red Wings in overtime
Roope Hintz scored 2:51 into overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Friday.
Hintz deflected a Joe Pavelsky overtake Alex Nedeljkovic on the power play.
“It wasn’t one of my fastest shots, but it went over the line, so I’m going to take it,” Hintz said.
Jason Robertson tied it 4-4 for the Stars with 1:03 left in the third period.
“We have to find a way to finish games like this, especially at home,” the Red Wings captain said. Dylan Larkins noted.
Video: [email protected]: Hintz touches PPG at home to win in overtime
Robertson, Hintz and Esa Lindell each had a goal and an assist, and Pavelski had three assists for Dallas (20-16-2), which won 5-4 at the Buffalo Sabers on Thursday. Braden Holtby made 24 saves.
“We try to win games 2-1 or 3-2 because we’re not a team built to win 5-4,” Stars coach Rick Bowness said. “We’ll happily take five goals every night, but we can’t keep giving up four.”
Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and two assists for Detroit (18-17-6), which lost five of seven (2-2-3). Nedeljkovic made 27 saves.
“We played too well not to win this game tonight,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We did some very good things, but we made two mental mistakes at the end.”
ryan suter gave Dallas a 1-0 lead at 12:03 of the first period when he scored from a sharp angle, but Robby Fabbri tied 1-1 23 seconds later, taking a pass from Bertuzzi and skating over Holtby to score on a deke at 12:26.
Joel Kiviranta gave the Stars a 2-1 lead at 5:50 of the second period when he scored through a screen. It was his first goal of the season in his 31st game.
“I would like to say that I saw that little dot and took aim at it,” Kiviranta said. “It’s just nice to score a goal and help win a game.”
Pie Suter tied 2-2 at 7:34 with a wrist shot on a pass from Bertuzzi.
Larkin put Detroit ahead 3-2 at 9:16 when he ran through two Dallas defenders, headed for the net and put the puck past Holtby.
“A couple of their guys were trying to score a delayed offside, so I picked up speed and beat a few guys,” Larkin said. “He opened up in the middle, and I kind of turned him back to the net and was lucky when he came in.”
Video: [email protected]: Larkin scores a great goal with a great move
Lindell tied the game at 3-3 with 1:13 left in the period when his shot from the bottom of the left face-off circle went under Nedeljkovic’s pad.
“I didn’t expect this to come in,” Lindell said. “I didn’t know I had scored until the puck bounced off the padding in the net.”
Bertuzzi gave the Red Wings a 4-3 lead with a power play goal at 13:46 of the third period when his pass deflected off Lindell in the crease, but Robertson tied it on a rebound with Holtby fired for the extra striker.
“I’m really proud of the guys for this one,” Bowness said. “They took the lead on a power-play goal in the third, but we fought back. We needed the 60 minutes to equalize, but we got there and won it in extra time.”
Video: [email protected]: Robertson scores an equalizing goal at the end of the 3rd
REMARKS: Dallas striker Michael Raffl did not play in the third period due to a lower body injury. Bowness didn’t get an update. …stars ahead Alexander Radulov returned after missing five games under the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. He had three shots and was plus-1 in 15:26. …Dallas forward Luke Glendening played his first game in Detroit since leaving to sign with the Stars as a free agent this offseason. He had two hits and two blocked shots in 13:07. Glendening played his first eight NHL seasons with the Red Wings and received a video tribute during the first period. … The Red Wings have a point percentage above .500 after 41 games (.512) for the first time since going 21-13-7 in 2015-16 (.583), when they last qualified for the playoffs. Stanley Cup.