DETROIT — Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist after missing 19 games with a broken right wrist, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Monday night.
Brandon Dubinsky scored with 4:05 left in the game to pull the Rangers within a goal. They failed to tie the game despite having a two-man advantage for 44 seconds late in the third and being on the power play to end the game.
Datsyuk's second-period goal allowed Detroit to avoid getting shut out in three straight games for the first time in franchise history.
Detroit's Jimmy Howard stopped the first 32 shots he faced and finished with 45 saves.
Martin Biron, making his second straight start in place of Henrik Lundqvist, stopped 32 shots for the Rangers.