NEW YORK – Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers ripped a shot in off a goal post 2:42 into overtime to send the Detroit Red Wings to their sixth straight loss, 2-1.

The Rangers turned up the heat in overtime and finally got a puck past Ty Conklin, who was recalled from the minor leagues earlier Wednesday because of Detroit’s injury woes. Callahan fired a shot from the slot for his 27th goal, making him a winner on his 27th birthday.

Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves, and Brad Richards scored in the first period for the Rangers, who lead Pittsburgh by three points in the East. Pittsburgh has 10 games left and the Rangers have nine.

Henrik Zetterberg gave Detroit an early 1-0 lead.

SABRES 3, CANADIENS 0: Ryan Miller made 34 saves for a career-high sixth shutout this season and host Buffalo continued its late-season push for a playoff spot.

Cody Hodgson scored twice and Jason Pominville once to help the Sabres improve to 11-2-4 in their past 17 games and catch the eighth-place Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference standings.

Miller improved to 11-1-3 in his past 15 games, a stretch in which he’s allowed only 29 goals.

The shutout was the 28th of Miller’s career and fifth in his past 23 games.

BLACKHAWKS 2, CANUCKS 1: Rookie Andrew Shaw scored 2:42 into overtime to give Chicago a win over visiting Vancouver.

Shaw was credited with deflecting Johnny Oduya’s shot from the slot past Roberto Luongo. Oduya fired from between the circles after he trailed in late and took a feed from Dave Bolland on the left boards.

HURRICANES 3, PANTHERS 1: Joni Pitkanen had a goal and an assist in his first game in three months, and Carolina snapped visiting Florida’s five-game winning streak.

Eric Staal had his second straight two-goal game and Cam Ward made 30 saves to help the Hurricanes win their season-best fourth straight and earn points for the 14th time in 17 home games.

Tomas Fleischmann scored for the Southeast Division-leading Panthers.


Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov agreed to a deal to play for the New York Islanders next season. Forward Alexander Radulov reunited with the Nashville Predators after four years playing in Russia in the KHL and said “it’s about time” he returned to the NHL. Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan was suspended for three games because he elbowed Dallas’ Jamie Benn on Tuesday night.