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  • Associated Press The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello reaches for the puck in front of Red Wings center Frans Nielsen, on the ice, and two other Detroit players in the first period Friday night in Detroit. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017 1:00 am

NHL

Wings top Rangers in shootout

Associated Press

DETROIT – Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the New York Rangers 3-2 on Friday night.

Nielsen beat Henrik Lundqvist through the pads for his 47th career shootout goal and 21st winner, both NHL records.

Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard stopped Brady Skjei on a penalty shot in overtime and then foiled all three Rangers shooters. Howard had 37 saves.

Henrik Zetterberg and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Wings, and David Desharnais and Vinni Lettieri scored for New York. Zetterberg stuffed his own rebound behind Lundqvist at 7:05 of the third to tie it at 2. It was the second goal in 30 games for the Wings captain.

SENATORS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4: In Ottawa, Ontario, Mark Stone and Bobby Ryan scored in the third period as the Senators held off the Blue Jackets.

Derick Brassard, Nick Paul and Matt Duchene also scored for the Senators, and Mike Condon made 21 saves to help Ottawa snap a four-game losing streak.

Zach Werenski scored on the power play with 32 seconds left for the Blue Jackets. Sonny Milano struck twice, and Josh Anderson also scored. Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves in a failed bid for his 200th victory.