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NHL ROUNDUP : Yzerman Leads Detroit Victory

Steve Yzerman has let his lesser-known Detroit Red Wing teammates enjoy the spotlight this season.

But, when the going gets tough, the veteran center is always near the puck.

With the Red Wings trailing, 4-1, in the second period, Yzerman rallied them past the New York Rangers, 6-5, Friday night at Detroit.

Yzerman’s perfect pass freed Brent Fedyk for the winning goal with 37 seconds left in overtime.

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The Rangers are 0-7-2 in Joe Louis Arena since they last won there Feb. 14, 1986.

Yzerman also assisted on Gord Gallant’s goal that tied the game early in the third period.

“It’s really disappointing to lose one like this,” Ranger Coach Roger Neilson said, “but the last half of the game was just wide open. You kind of knew that the last shot was going to win.”

Winnipeg 4, Edmonton 4--The Jets had to rally from a 4-2 deficit in the last 14 minutes to get a tie at Winnipeg and stretch their unbeaten streak to nine games (7-0-2).

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Pat Elynuik at 6:17 and Paul McDermid at 13:29 scored the goals that enabled goaltender Bob Essensa retain the same unbeaten streak the team has.

In the previous eight games, Essensa gave up only 13 goals.


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