DETROIT -- It took a little extra effort, but the Red Wings finally won at home.
Daniel Alfredsson scored 1:03 into overtime on a 4-on-3 power play to give the Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena.
Alfredsson had two goals and an assist, and Pavel Datsyuk notched three assists.
The win snapped a five-game home losing streak for the Wings and a six-game winless skid overall.
Alfredsson opened the scoring 26 seconds into the opening period and notched his 700th career assist on Joakim Andersson's goal in the second period, which put the Wings ahead, 2-1.
Andersson had another power-play goal overturned in the second period, which would have given the Wings a 3-1 lead at 12:52, but the goal was overturned after a review. The puck never crossed the goal line.
A shot by Alfredsson had been redirected in off Andersson's skate at 11:38 of the second to put the Wings ahead, 2-1.
If Alfredsson was the most dominant player on the ice, Datsyuk wasn't far behind.
He tried to split two defenders in the final minute of regulation with the game tied at 2 and drew a tripping penalty with 41.3 seconds remaining.
The Wings began overtime with the 4-on-3 advantage, and Alfredsson netted the winner.
"It's nice when you put so much effort into it," Alfredsson said of the win. "We know we're struggling. There's a lot of pressure on us.
"Take a win any night. It'll make practice a lot easier tomorrow and travel on the road."
The Wings visit Toronto on Saturday night.
Asked about his 700th assist, Alfredsson said the win meant more.
"It always feels better to score goals than have assists," Alfredsson said. "It's a nice milestone."
The Wings ran into penalty problems late in the second period, drawing three consecutive whistles.
Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid was penalized for cross-checking at 12:02 of the second. Tomas Jurco went off for tripping at 13:28. Brendan Smith was whistled for tripping T.J. Bodie 18 seconds later. Jonathan Ericsson was then whistled for high-sticking Curtis Glencross at 15:21.
After killing off a long 5-on-3 power play, the Wings gave up a 5-on-4 power goal to Mark Giordano at 15:52 of the second period. That tied it at 2.
After Alfredsson's early goal, the Flames answered at 5:11 of the first. Mike Cammelleri's shot from the left side was wide but came back off the back boards on the right side. Mikael Backlund's shot slipped between the glove and pad of goaltender Jonas Gustavsson at 5:11, tying the game at 1.
Gustavsson finished with 20 saves for the Wings.
Karri Ramo had 35 saves for the Flames.
"Instead of folding, we just kept playing," coach Mike Babcock said.
He said a number of young players did well. He mentioned Riley Sheahan (5-for-8 on face-offs) and Tomas Jurco (11:29 ice time) by name.
"I thought we worked real hard," Babcock said. "I thought we had good structure."
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