Red Wings end skid in OT over Rangers

Andreas Athanasiou had a goal and an assist in regulation, then scored the only goal in the shootout as the Detroit Red Wings snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the visiting New York Rangers on Thursday.Tyler Bertuzzi had the other goal for Detroit, which won for the first time since Feb. 14. Jimmy Howard made 32 saves in regulation and another during the shootout. Two other shootout chances by the Rangers missed wide.Pavel Buchnevich scored both goals for the Rangers, who have dropped six straight, including five by a one-goal margin. It’s their longest slide this season. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 43 shots.Athanasiou, the Wings’ second shootout participant, slipped the puck between Lundqvist’s legs for what proved to be the game-winner.The Red Wings played without leading scorer Dylan Larkin, who was sidelined by back soreness.New York took a 1-0 lead in the first period as Buchnevich’s persistence paid off midway through the period for his 14th goal. He took three shots in quick succession and finally beat Howard. Brendan Lemieux, who dug out the puck from the behind and set up Buchnevich, got one of the assists. Brett Howden collected the other one.The Wings got the only goal of the second period.

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