Kronwall scores OT winner to lift Red Wings over Oilers 4-3

 DETROIT (AP) -- Niklas Kronwall scored 26 seconds into overtime to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Friday night.
 
   Kronwall was stripped in front of his net 10 seconds into the extra period, but Henrik Zetterberg and Dylan Larkin were able to tie up the play without allowing a shot. The puck eventually bounced loose, and Larkin led a 2-on-1 rush, with Kronwall one-timing a pass past Cam Talbot for his first goal of the season.
 
   Larkin, Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit, while Iiro Pakarinen scored twice for the Oilers and Andrej Sekera added another.
 
   Detroit has now gone six games without losing in regulation.
 
   The Red Wings got an early power play, when after a big hit along the boards by Kronwall, Matt Hendricks jumped him and was called for roughing. Detroit had three quality chances to score but couldn't beat Talbot.
 
   Detroit dominated the first period, but continued its recent struggles to score. The Red Wings finally took the lead at 5:11 of the second when Talbot made a save on Tomas Tatar's shot, but the rebound was left in front of the net, where players from both teams swiped at it.
 
   It appeared that an Oilers player accidentally knocked the puck past Talbot, but credit was given to Nyquist. The Red Wings made it 2-0 at 12:07 of the period, taking advantage of a sloppy Edmonton line change to get a 3-on-2 break that Tatar finished off a pass from Nyquist.
 
   Edmonton, though, took advantage of a turnover behind the net to make it 2-1 on Pakarinen's goal, and then tied it on a power-play goal by Sekera at 17:34.
 
   Larkin put Detroit back in front, sweeping in to beat Talbot at 19:24.
 
   Pakarinen tied it back up at 8:45 of the third, knocking the puck off Darren Helm's stick, then bumping Kronwall and spinning to fire past Howard for his second of the night.
 
   Both teams had good scoring chances with about seven minutes to play, but Howard and Talbot made big saves and both rebounds bounced harmlessly away. The Red Wings nearly won it with two minutes left, but Tatar's tip hit the outside of the goal post and Talbot stopped Nyquist's slap shot.
 
   NOTES: Red Wings G Petr Mrazek was presented with his 2014-15 team Rookie of the Year award before the game. . Pakarinen came into the game with two career goals in 31 games over the last two seasons
 
 
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