Detroit Red Wings continue to struggle with 4-2 loss at New York Rangers
By ALLAN KREDA
NEW YORK — Mika Zibanejad had a goal and two assists, and Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider each added a goal and an assist to help the New York Rangers return from an extended break and beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 Friday night.
Pavel Buchnevich also scored to start the Rangers’ three-goal second period, and rookie Igor Shesterkin stopped 23 shots.
Robby Fabbri had a goal and an assist and Valtteri Filppula also scored in the third period for the Red Wings, who lost their seventh straight (0-6-1). Detroit, playing for the first time since Jan. 22 for its extended break, has only 12 wins in 52 games.
Jimmy Howard finished with 35 saves for the Red Wings to fall to 0-15-2 over his last 17 games since his last win on Oct. 29. He is 2-20-2 on the season.
The teams meet again on tonight in Detroit.
Fabbri got the Red Wings on the scoreboard with his 12th at 5:59 of the third.
Filppula, playing his 999th career game, scored for Detroit at 10:59, his fourth of the season.