Red Wings defeat Wild 3-2 in overtime

While they may be one of the NHL's bottom feeders, as they wind down their farewell season at Joe Louis Arena the Wings are 3-1 in their last four games. "You come in every night and you've got to be ready to go".

Despite losing ugly 4-2 at home to Vancouver Saturday, the Wild clinched a fifth straight playoff berth well after midnight, when the Los Angeles Kings lost at home to the New York Rangers.

"Now it's nearly as if we had such a comfortable lead, we threw it on cruise control for a bit". "We need to grab a hold of that and understand that. Be comfortable in these types of matches".

Another man advantage inflicted more damage, when Matt Moulson got a piece of Ennis' shot, settled the puck and tapped it into Detroit's net for a 2-0 lead, at 8:59 of the second period.

On Athanasiou's victor, he took a stretch pass from Gustav Nyquist and deked Dubnyk before sliding the puck into the net.

Detroit's Tomas Tatar tied the game at 2-all early in the third on a power play and teammate Mike Green scored a game-tying goal in the last minute of the first period. It was Prosser's first goal in 107 games.

Eric Staal gained possession after a wayward dump-in flew wildly off the glass and fed Prosser at the blue line.

Blashill on Andreas Anthanasiou's breakaway goal in overtime, "There's no question he's unsafe".

Justin Abdelkader bumped Dubnyk along his left side, just as Mantha's shot went to Dubnyk's left and into the net.

"I've definitely played a few three-in-three", Andreas Anthanasiou said. Keith Kinkaid made 30 saves.

NOTES: Since Jan. 24, Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg is tied for sixth in National Hockey League scoring with 31 points (seven goals, 24 assists).

Niklas Kronwall, the second oldest player for the Wings, had 19:30 of ice time. Detroit F Frans Nielsen's first-period assist was his 250th in the National Hockey League.

Darren Helm (lower body) practiced Thursday but didn't face much contact, which makes it unlikely he'll return to face the Lightning. Wild scratches were D Christian Folin and F Chris Stewart.

The Wild have lost eight of nine and are 3-10-1 in March. Paul Sancya, AP Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) stops a shot as Red Wings center Luke Glendening (41) tries for a rebound in the second period Monday at Joe Louis Arena.

The Minnesota Wild come into today's game struggling. The Wild extended their postseason streak to five under first-year coach Bruce Boudreau.

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