DETROIT – Was it good enough to absorb this?
Rangers missed a two-goal lead in the third period and then ruined it in the extra time, losing 3-2 from the Red Wings on Friday night to the Little Caesars arena. Defeat broke Rangers' victory in four games in a dramatic fashion when Dylan Larkin won 5.1 seconds in extra 3-for-3 period.
Rangers (7-7-2) started his series with two wins in California, who earlier this week transferred two home-made home matches against Sabers and Canadiens. They also drove the hot hand of goalkeeper Henrik Lundquist, who looked sharply as he won three of those games.
"It's more that we won four in a row, Hank played really well," said coach David Kuinn before the game, with this road that ended Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio, with the possible start of the take-off of Goalkeeper Alexander Georgiev. "We just want to keep going with Hank."
However, as has happened in many of these games over the past few years, Red Wings (6-8-2) have opposed Jimmy Hovard, who were 7-3-3 with .949 saves and 1.74 goals against average in 13 previous career against Rangers. After a terrible start of the season, Detroit came to win four of the last five competitions.
But until the start of the third period, Rangers led with 2-0. However, the terrible traffic from Brendan Smith resulted in Justin Abdelkader's goal only 1:36 in the period that reduced the advantage of Rangers to 2: 1.
This made things pretty tense until the end of the night, and Red Wings could tie him up when Andreas Athanasiou burned all over, then defeated Lundquist with defective side hinges, which makes him 2-2 with only 2: 2 remaining in regulation.
Pavel Buchnevich took a bad punishment of only 1:49, but Detroit could not immediately get the benefit for a man, nor as he passed in the extra time.
The game started with the Rangers over the Red Wings, but they fought to defeat Howard. After the first result, they got a great chance early in the second moment when Brett Hovden had a secession, discarded by Howard's left-hand rod.
However, when Red Vings left Jacob de la Rose, he took a four-minute penalty from Kevin Haies, who had a chance. The first goal came when Jimmy Vesei set a good display in front of Howard, and Kevin Shattenkirk scored the first goal of the season on a hump in 17:53, giving his team a 1-0 score.
It passed 2-0 only 40 seconds later, when a long shot from Neal Pionk went through traffic, slipping the stick Darren Helm, and then passing through Chris Kreider's legs and behind Howard for a two-goal puck that Rangers would in the third period .
It was the third game in which Rangers scored two goals in less than a minute.