Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/22/12
Captain Ryan Callahan celebrated his 27th birthday in style by scoring 2:42 into overtime as the host New York Rangers handed Original Six rival Detroit its season high-tying sixth straight loss 2-1 on Wednesday.

Brad Richards netted a power-play goal for his 15th point in March and All-Star Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 26 shots for the Rangers, who moved three points clear of idle Pittsburgh atop both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference standings.

Henrik Zetterberg snapped a five-game goal drought and Ty Conklin finished with 32 saves for the Red Wings, who picked up a point to move past idle Nashville and into fourth place in the Western Conference. Detroit is 0-4-2 in its last six games.

In overtime, Callahan accepted a feed from defenseman Michael Del Zotto in the slot and wired a shot off the post and into the net. Callahan's 27th goal was his eighth game-winner of the season.

Zetterberg opened the scoring 3:36 into the first period. Defenseman Ian White fed Zetterberg, who skated along the edge of the right faceoff circle before wristing a shot which sailed between the pads of Lundqvist. The tally was Zetterberg's 19th.

Richards leveled the contest with 5:02 remaining in the first after a brilliant individual effort. Richards skated up the middle of the ice, deked defenseman Niklas Kronwall before tucking the puck between the pads of Conklin.
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