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Rangers slip by Red Wings in overtime

Mar 21, 2012, 10:52 PM EDT

The Detroit Red Wings don’t come to Madison Square Garden very often, so it was a special game for the New York Rangers even if the Red Wings hobbled into the building. Ryan Callahan scored in overtime to give the Rangers a 2-1 OT win, bumping the team’s Atlantic Division lead to three points.

Check out that winner and the rest of the highlights below.

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The Rangers are now at 99 points, putting them three ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins. While Pittsburgh holds one more game in hand, New York has the benefit of holding tiebreaker advantages.

It’s an important win for the Blueshirts and while the Red Wings remain in playoff position, the banged-up bunch can’t be feeling great right now. Detroit is now on a six-game losing streak (0-4-2) and a disturbing 3-8-3 slump in their last 14 games.

The Red Wings might just drop to sixth place in the West soon, but considering the up-and-down Pacific Division, facing its winner might just be a blessing in disguise for the battered group.

  1. brian32556 - Mar 21, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Both teams looked cautious at times, with the Rangers waking up late in the 3rd and into OT. The King gave up a soft goal’ Cap’n Cally was awesome!

  2. hockinj25 - Mar 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    At least the Red Wings got a point out of it. They played really well for all of the injuries they have. That effort would have been good enough against most teams.

    • gekkoguy82 - Mar 22, 2012 at 1:02 AM

      Nice to see Conklin play well :)

  3. blomfeld - Mar 21, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    LA KINGS UPDATE !
    —————————–

    Kings vs Blues tomorrow night @ 1930 hours PST

    Hi there fellow Kings fans … how’s it going ? Well tomorrow we’ve sure got a “big” one up next on the docket, eh ? These Blues appear to be the “real deal” and so this will be an excellent test to see what we’re really made of … hopefully Carter, Richards and friends go “nuts” and really give it to them !

    GO KINGS GO ! :)

    • bensawesomeness - Mar 22, 2012 at 1:43 AM

      Oh well there you go – now i have a reason to root for the Kings to miss the playoffs

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