Pavel Datysuk scores in overtime, Red Wings beat Stars 3-2
DALLAS (AP) — Pavel Datsyuk scored a power-play goal in overtime and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Monday night for their third straight victory.
Datsyuk put a rebound past goalie Antti Niemi at 2:33 of overtime while Mattias Janmark was off for hooking. Detroit moved into third place in the Atlantic Division, one point ahead of Boston.
Rookie center Andreas Athanasiou scored Detroit’s first two goals, and goalie Jimmy Howard won for the first time since Dec. 3.
Dallas’ Vernon Fiddler put in his own rebound to tie the score with 1:31 to play in the third period. The Stars had an extra skater on after pulling Niemi. Fiddler also assisted on Colton Sceviour’s second-period goal.
Howard made 39 saves, and Niemi had 30.