NHL

Red Wings beat reeling Wild 3-2 in OT

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard deflects a Minnesota Wild shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard deflects a Minnesota Wild shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) falls after being hit by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) falls after being hit by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a shot as Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu (9) and Nino Niederreiter (22) wait for the rebound in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a shot as Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu (9) and Nino Niederreiter (22) wait for the rebound in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

Andreas Athanasiou scored 1:52 into overtime and lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win Sunday over the reeling Minnesota Wild.

Jimmy Howard made the game-winning goal possible by making one of his 24 saves.

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist got the rebound and made a long pass to set up Athanasiou, who faked out Devan Dubnyk with a move before flipping the puck in the net.

The Wild have lost eight of nine and are 3-10-1 in March. They still clinched a playoff spot late Saturday night when the Los Angeles Kings lost to the New York Rangers. The Wild extended their postseason streak to five under first-year coach Bruce Boudreau.

Mike Green and Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit.

Dubnyk finished with 19 saves and Eric Staal and Nate Prosser scored for Minnesota.