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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:00 am

NHL

Red Wings lose in OT after rallying in 3rd

Associated Press

DETROIT – Brian Gibbons scored with 2:28 remaining in overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

The Devils squandered a 3-1 lead in the third period, but Gibbons was able to get his stick on a pass by Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen and took control of the puck in front of the Detroit net. He beat Jimmy Howard for the game-winner, his 11th goal of the season.

David Booth scored twice for the Red Wings, and Anthony Mantha started Detroit's third-period rally with his 11th goal of the season. Brian Boyle and Taylor Hall scored in the first period for New Jersey, and Nico Hischier added a goal in the third.

New Jersey moved past Columbus into first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Devils have points in four straight games and eight of nine.

Detroit has lost four straight games, three of them in overtime.

Booth opened the scoring 34 seconds into the game, deflecting a shot from the point past Keith Kinkaid for his first goal of the season, but Detroit's early lead didn't last long. Boyle redirected the puck from just to the right of the slot, and with goalie Petr Mrazek having slid out of position, it went in.

Hall scored on the power play later in the first when he shook free with the puck at the top of the slot and beat Mrazek with a wrist shot for his eighth goal of the season.

The Devils ook a two-goal lead on Hischier's goal, and Howard replaced Mrazek in net after that.

Mantha beat Kinkaid with a wrist shot to the glove side, and the Red Wings tied it when Henrik Zetterberg's shot bounced off a New Jersey player into the path of Booth, who was coming in alone down the middle. His second goal of the night made it 3-3 with 11:44 remaining in regulation.

BLACKHAWKS 4, PANTHERS 1: In Sunrise, Florida, Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists and Corey Crawford made 37 saves in his 400th NHL game to lead Chicago.

Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Kane and John Hayden also scored for the Blackhawks.

Jared McCann scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo stopped 35 shots.

Kane made it 3-1 when his shot from the right circle beat Luongo at 7:03 of the second.

Toews stretched the Blackhawks lead to 4-1 with 2:52 left in the second. An awkward backhanded shot from Toews in the right circle caught Luongo by surprise and the puck trickled through his pads and into the net.