Wings lose 5-4 in OT to Leafs; Larkin's point streak at 11 games
The Red Wings got a point out of their last game before Christmas but came oh, so close to getting two.
Detroit lost 5-4 in overtime to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Scotiabank Arena on Sunday night.
Kasperi Kapanen’s second goal of the game, 1:53 into overtime, gave Toronto the win after John Tavares’ scored with eight seconds left in regulation to send the game into OT.
Frans Nielsen had given the Wings a 4-3 lead with 7:57 left in the third period.
Rookies were responsible for the rest of Detroit’s offense. Christoffer Ehn got his first NHL goal, and defenseman Filip Hronek and center Michael Rasmussen also scored.
Dylan Larkin had an assist to stretch his points to 11 games (5-9-14), the longest active point streak in the NHL.
It appeared that Larkin’s streak had ended in Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to the Florida Panthers. He was originally credited with the only assist on Thomas Vanek’s goal. The assist was then taken away, given back and, finally, taken away by official scorers during the game. But that decision was ultimately reversed, so Larkin got the assist and the streak is still alive.
The Red Wings will be back in action on Thursday night when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena.