The Detroit Red Wings erased a pair of two-goal deficits in the third period, highlighted by Pavel Datsyuk’s tying goal with 1:48 left in regulation, before Niklas Kronwall completed the comeback by scoring 36 seconds into overtime to defeat the Dallas Stars.
* The Red Wings improved to 33-14-10 (76 points) to keep pace with the Montreal Canadiens (38-16-5, 81 points) and Tampa Bay Lightning (37-18-6, 80 points) – who also won on Saturday – in the Atlantic Division.
* Elias says the Red Wings are the first team to trail by two goals (or more) in the third period, tie the game, and fall behind by at least two goals again before eventually winning since Jan. 16, 1934 when the Toronto Maple Leafs earned a 7-4 overtime win against the Ottawa Senators. In that game, the Maple Leafs trailed 2-0 at the start of the third period before tying the game at 2-2; the Senators then pulled ahead 4-2 before the Maple Leafs forced overtime; they scored three times in the extra period.
Zetterberg, the Red Wings' captain and leading scorer, finished with 11:24 of ice time in 18 shifts and did not have a point in Detroit's 7-6 OT victory at American Airlines Center.
Apps played for the Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948; he scored 201 goals and 432 points in 423 games. He won the Stanley Cup three times and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961.
"I know my father would be both honoured and humbled to be included as part of the Toronto Maple Leafs Legends Row with the likes of Teeder Kennedy, George Armstrong, Johnny Bower, Darryl Sittler and Borje Salming," Syl Apps Jr. said in a statement released by the Maple Leafs. "He was always proud to have been a member of the Leafs organization."
"We won't know the severity of his injury until we get back home," coach Claude Julien said Saturday.
The Bruins end their five-game road trip Sunday.
NBC will feature a tripleheader on its family of networks Sunday as part of the celebration of Hockey Weekend Across America.
Sunday is the third and final day of the annual celebration, and marks the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Lake Placid Miracle on Ice.
Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET with the pre-game show prior to the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the Washington Capitals (12:30 p.m., NBC). The day continues at 3:30 p.m. on NBC in a rematch of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final as the Boston Bruins travel to take on the Chicago Blackhawks.
Bennett, a native Holland Landing, Ontario was the Flames first round pick (4th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and he has been in Calgary while rehabbing from shoulder surgery.
Devan Dubnyk stopped all 15 shots he faced to backstop the Minnesota Wild to a 4-0 shutout victory against the Edmonton Oilers. The Wild, who have earned points in 14 of their last 16 games (12-2-2), improved to 30-21-7 (67 points) and moved within one point of the idle San Jose Sharks, who occupy the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with a record of 30-22-8 (68 points).
* Dubnyk recorded his sixth shutout and his career-high 21st win of the season. Dubnyk is 21-7-3 overall with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Since being acquired by Minnesota from the Arizona Coyotes on Jan. 15, Dubnyk has a record of 12-2-1, which includes five shutouts. Dubnyk also improved to 5-0-0 this season against the Oilers, his former club.
"It's only been a week, so there hasn't been too much progress or setback," Seguin told the Stars website. "It's just been how it is. Every night I go to sleep and in the morning I'll wake up and see if it hurts at all, to see if I was cured overnight. Maybe I will get over that soon."
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a multi-year North American partnership with SAP SE, the enterprise application software and database leader. As the official cloud software provider of the NHL®, SAP collaborated with the League on the transformation of the NHL's statistics platform on NHL.com and the introduction of new and enhanced statistics that will establish NHL.com/Stats as the definitive destination for hockey analytics. Starting today, fans, broadcasters and media around the world will be able to analyze official League, team and player statistics via a more comprehensive, interactive and personalized interface that includes advanced search features and new filters for team and player comparisons.
"Hockey is extremely fast-paced with very little stoppage in play, which results in many aspects of the game failing to show up in the box score," said John Collins, NHL Chief Operating Officer. "In partnering with SAP and using its best-in-class SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, we are now able to capture data points like never before and present existing and new statistics in a visually appealing way."