Red Wings' Moritz Seider scores OT winner to beat Islanders, 4-3

Ted Kulfan, The Detroit News on

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DETROIT — The Red Wings' rookies keep making an impact — and the team keeps winning.

Defenseman Moritz Seider scored his third goal of the season — and second overtime game-winner — Saturday, leading the Wings to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

Seider's one-timer from the left dot at 3 minutes, 33 seconds of overtime extended the Red Wings (13-9-3) win streak to five games — and they've earned points in six games (5-0-1).

Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 20 shots to earn the victory.

Islanders forward Oliver Wahlstrom scored his second power-play goal of the night (and seventh goal) at 12:33 of the third period, tying the game 3-3.

Filip Hronek, Sam Gagner and Givani Smith had the other Wings goals.


Smith's goal broke a 2-2 tie, his second goal of the season. Smith held the puck on a 2-on-1 rush, got to the dot, and blasted a shot past Islanders goalie Ilya Sorokin, just after Wahlstrom had tied it on the power play.

Hronek and Gagner scored 2:19 apart midway in the first period, erasing a 1-0 Islanders lead.

Hronek lifted a shot from the point that flew by Sorokin's glove at 5:18, Hronek's second goal, tying the game 1-1.

The Wings took the lead on Gagner's third goal, at 7:37. Carter Rowney caused a turnover deep, Smith pushed the puck to Gagner near the net, and from just below the goal line, Gagner banked a shot off Sorokin's back into the net.

Cal Clutterbuck (shorthanded) opened the Islanders' scoring. The Islanders (5-10-4) are winless in 10 games (0-8-2).

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