UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The Detroit Red Wings had just enough time to salvage a point. They still havent figured out how to make the most of overtime.
Pavel Datsyuk, in his 800th NHL game, scored his second goal of the night with 42.5 seconds left in regulation, but the Red Wings couldnt turn it into a win as they were beaten 5-4 by the New York Islanders in a shootout on Saturday night.
The Red Wings have lost six straight overall, five in a row in extra time, and three consecutive in shootouts – including two on back-to-back nights.
If we hadnt gone through the last five, six games, this point would be pretty good, forward Henrik Zetterberg said. Right now its tough. We cant find a way to win a game. I think we battled hard. It was a back-to-back game and we found a way to come back at the end.
Overall, I think its a good point, but we were right there to get two points.
Detroit is 1-7 after regulation this season, 0-4 in shootouts.
Goalie Kevin Poulin shut the door in the tiebreaker, denying Henrik Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi.
PREDATORS 7, BLACKHAWKS 2: In Nashville, Tenn., rookie Marek Mazanec made 39 saves for his first NHL victory, and Craig Smith scored a goal two assists to lead Nashville.
DEVILS 4, PENGUINS 1: In Newark, N.J., Jaromir Jagr scored two goals and Martin Brodeur made 27 saves to lead New Jersey.
RANGERS 1, CANADIENS 0: In Montreal, Ryan Callahan scored, and New York rookie Cam Talbot made 22 saves for his first NHL shutout.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, SABRES 2: In Toronto, James van Riemsdyk scored twice, and Nikolai Kulemin got the winner as Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak.
BLUES 4, HURRICANES 2: In St. Louis, Alexander Steen scored his league-leading 17th goal and also added an assist to lead St. Louis.
COYOTES 6, LIGHTNING 3: In Glendale, Ariz., Martin Hanzal had a goal and three assists to lead Phoenix.
PANTHERS 4, AVALANCHE 1: In Denver, Tim Thomas made 32 saves for his 200th NHL victory and Brian Campbell had a goal and an assist to lead Florida.