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Kronwall scores 36 seconds into OT, Red Wings rally twice in 3rd for wild 7-6 win over Stars

  • Detroit Red WIngs Jonathan Ericsson (52) and Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Detroit Red WIngs Jonathan Ericsson (52) and Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) celebrates after scoring the winning goal with teammates Darren Helm (43) and Jonathan Ericsson (52) during overtime in an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Dallas. The Red Wings won 7-6. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) celebrates after scoring the winning goal with teammates Darren Helm (43) and Jonathan Ericsson (52) during overtime in an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Dallas. The Red Wings won 7-6. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) blocks a shot against Dallas Stars center Shawn Horcoff (10) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Dallas. The Red wings won 7-6 in overtime. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) blocks a shot against Dallas Stars center Shawn Horcoff (10) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Dallas. The Red wings won 7-6 in overtime. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Niklas Kronwall scored 36 seconds into overtime and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Dallas Stars 7-6 on Saturday night after overcoming a pair of two-goal deficits in a wild third period.

Trevor Daley, Cody Eakin and Erik Cole scored in a 3-minute span of the second to give Dallas a 4-2 lead.

But then Jakub Kindl had two goals 45 seconds apart in the third to tie it 4-all in his return to the Red Wings.

Curtis McKenzie and Shawn Horcoff gave the Stars a 6-4 advantage before Justin Abdelkader's power-play goal and Pavel Datsyuk's second of the game tied the score again.

Horcoff's goal chased Jimmy Howard from the game after he gave up a season-high six goals while making 26 saves. Jonas Gustavsson stopped two shots for the Red Wings.

Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen had 29 saves but allowed a season-high seven goals.

Datsyuk also had two assists. Kronwall, Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist each had a goal and an assist.

Daley, Cole, Horcoff and Jamie Benn each had a goal and an assist for the Stars. Jordie Benn and Ales Hemsky had two assists apiece.

The Red Wings had an 8-1 advantage in shots before Jamie Benn woke up the Stars with a fight against Detroit's Jonathan Ericsson 6:46 into the game.

The Dallas captain scored at 12:42 when he put the rebound of his brother's shot past Howard. At that point, the Stars led in shots 9-8.

Nyquist tied the game at 1 at 16:57 with a shot from the slot. The puck went off Lehtonen's blocker to the knob of his stick and into the net.

Datsyuk gave Detroit the lead with an unassisted goal at 9:20 of the second. On a 3-on-1 rush, he skated in from the right side and put a short shot past Lehtonen.

Daley tied the game at 15:16 when Howard went down to stop a shot, but deflected the puck high into the net.

Eakin came back at 17:02 with a shot from the top of the left circle. Cole dug out the puck in front of the net to score at 18:16.

Kindl beat Lehtonen just 56 seconds into the third and again at 1:41.

NOTES: Jamie Benn has scored in six straight games (seven goals, three assists). . Dallas reassigned rookie LW Brendan Ranford to Texas of the AHL. . The Red Wings had won their previous five games in Dallas. . Datsyuk has 45 points (17 goals, 28 assists) in 40 career games against the Stars. . Kindl had the first two-goal game of his 242-game career. He was recalled from Grand Rapids of the AHL to replace D Kyle Quincey, who did not play after leaving Friday's practice because of a lower-body injury. . Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg (upper body) left after the second period and did not return. . The Red Wings had not given up more than five goals in their first 56 games.