Kevin Klein scored on a 2-on-1 break at 1:59 of overtime and the New York Rangers beat Detroit 1-0 on Sunday night, spoiling a magnificent effort by Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard.
Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves in picking up his fourth shutout and helping the Rangers win for the seventh time in nine games (7-1-1).
Howard made 29 saves as the Red Wings lost their sixth straight road game, their longest skid since March 2012.
However, he forced the overtime with a pad save on a penalty shot by Jesper Fast with 5:25 left in regulation and then a sliding pad save on Fast in close with 3:45 to go.
Kevin Hayes led the 2-on-1 with Klein after Lundqvist barely stopped a shot by Gustav Nyquist in close and Chris Kreider cleared the puck from the crease and started the breakout.
Hayes carried the puck into the Red Wings zone and slid the puck to the defenseman on the left side for a shot that found the top right hand corner of the net.
Hayes had an apparent bad-angle goal nullified early in the third period when officials ruled that Oscar Lindberg's skate came up and hit the goaltender in the mask as he skated through the crease. Howard momentarily lost his balance and the shot came right after that.
The Red Wings' bench challenged the goal and won out.
They still lost the game.
Howard, who had not won since Dec. 3, looked like the Jimmy Howard of old when the Red Wings won Stanley Cups. He might have even won the game had not shots by Henrik Zetterberg in the second period and Pavel Datsyuk in the third hit goalposts.
The Red Wings are 4-4-3 in their past 11 games.
Lundqvist's best sequence came with 13 minutes left in the second period when he stopped a shot by Andreas Athanasiou on a shot breaking in from the left side and the ensuing rebound attempts in close by Brendan Smith and Teemu Pulkkinen. Zetterberg's shot banged a shot off the goalpost four minutes later.
Howard's best save in the middle period was a stop on Kreider right in front of the net with 7:40 to go.
The Rangers' bench was livid early in the period when Red Wings forward Darren Helm knocked J.T. Miller to the ice with a crunching elbow to the head.
The referee did not make a call and Rangers center Derick Brassard was called for a holding penalty when he went after Helm in the corner.
The goaltenders handled all 22 shots in the first period, with Howard stopping the first seven shots of the game, including a couple in close by Brassard. Lundqvist made his best stops on a break by Justin Abdelkader and a point-blank shot by Riley Sheahan.
NOTES: Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh was sidelined for the fifth time in seven games, the past two with jaw and neck issues. ... Rangers F Rich Nash missed his 12th straight game with a left leg bone bruise. ... Detroit rookie Dylan Larkin returned to the lineup after sitting out Saturday in Ottawa with an illness. ... Rangers forward Marek Hrivik made his NHL debut. ... New York's Alain Vigneault moved into 18th place ahead of Brian Sutter in the NHL's all-time games coached list appearing in his 1,029th contest.