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Cholowski scores in OT, Red Wings defeat Ducks for third straight win

Larkin ties game with 37 seconds left in third period; Anaheim 0-2-2 in past four

by Dan Arritt / Independent Correspondent

Cholowski wins the game in OT

DET@ANA: Cholowski snaps home overtime winnner

Dennis Cholowski races into the zone and rips a snap shot past Ryan Miller to give the Red Wings a 4-3 win in overtime

  • 01:04 •

ANAHEIM -- Dennis Cholowski scored at 2:04 of overtime and the Detroit Red Wings won their season-high third straight game, 4-3 against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Tuesday.

Dylan Larkin tied it with 37 seconds left in the third period during a 6-on-3 situation; Brendan Guhle (tripping) and Korbinian Holzer (hooking) committed penalties 21 seconds apart, and Jonathan Bernier was pulled for an extra attacker.

Cholowski won it when he beat Ryan Miller with a wrist shot from the right circle. It was his second goal of the season.


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"It all happened pretty fast," Cholowski aaid. "I hopped on the ice, saw a gap in the middle and [Robby Fabbri] gave me a really good pass. Their D-man was kind of back in their zone a little bit, so I figured why not go in and shoot it, and it went in."

Filip Hronek and Andreas Athanasiou also scored, Tyler Bertuzzi had two assists and Bernier made 24 saves for Detroit (7-12-1), which has won three in a row after going 1-11-1 the previous 13 games.

"Winning breeds confidence," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "We've got to continue to make sure we play good hockey for 60 minutes."

Video: Dennis Cholowski scores the game-winner for DET in OT

Jakob Silfverberg, Josh Mahura and Cam Fowler scored, and Miller made 32 saves for Anaheim (9-8-2), which is winless in four straight games (0-2-2). Adam Henrique and Ondrej Kase each had two assists.

"We put ourselves in a tough position," Silfverberg said. "It's never a good sign when you have to kill off a 6-on-3 at the end of the game."

The Ducks scored twice in the opening minute of the second to take a 2-0 lead. 

Silfverberg scored 20 seconds into the period. He sent a pass from behind the Red Wings net to Henrique, who was coming through the right circle.

Video: DET@ANA: Silfverberg taps in goal to open scoring

His shot was stopped by Bernier, but the puck remained uncovered between his pads. Madison Bowey tried to protect the puck with his stick blade, but Silfverberg still managed to push it across the goal line.

Mahura scored on a slap shot from the left point to make it 2-0 at 49 seconds. The Red Wings requested a video review for goalie interference against Nick Ritchie, but the call stood.

Hronek scored on a one-timer from the left circle at 11:33 of the second period to make it 2-1.

The Ducks restored their two-goal lead at 13:48 of the second when Fowler scored from the right circle off a pass from Ryan Getzlaf along the opposite wall to make it 3-1.

Athanasiou made it 3-2 at 17:21 of the second after two Anaheim players over-skated the puck in the Detroit zone, and Athanasiou redirected Valtteri Filppula's shot past Miller.

"Through the first two periods, I thought we were playing fairly good," Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said. "I thought in the first, we really pulled everyone into the fight. I thought we were playing an excellent, excellent game."

Anthony Mantha had a breakaway but shot wide at 4:06 of the first period. Holzer also prevented a goal for Mantha when he got between the forward and an open net to deflect the puck wide of the right post at 14:36 of the second.

"I thought we controlled the game for the better part of that game," Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson said. "I thought we did the right things and kind of established our game again. That's something to built off of."

Video: DET@ANA: Larkin buries rebound to tie the game in 3rd


They said it

"Lately if we get down a goal or two, we are not panicking. We're not playing frantic or anything like that. We still have the same habits. We're still forechecking and getting the puck in deep, so that's good to see." -- Red Wings defenseman Dennis Cholowski

"That's what's tough about these games; you do a lot of good things, but you're left with the result, where you had the two points with two minutes left and then you only end up with one." -- Ducks coach Dallas Eakins


Need to know

Bertuzzi has four assists in the past three games. … Fabbri has four points (two goals, two assists) in three games since being acquired from the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 6. … Larkin has two goals and an assist in a three-game point streak; Mantha has a four-game point streak (two goals, three assists). ... The Ducks sent forward Max Comtois to San Diego of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. … Anaheim went 0-for-2 on the power play and is 4-for-49 this season (8.2 percent).


What's next

Red Wings: At the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-W, FS-D, NHL.TV)

Ducks: Host the San Jose Sharks on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; KCOP-13, NBCSCA, NHL.TV)

Video: Cholowski's OT goal completes Red Wings' comeback win

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