Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Friday, September 18th
Red Wings4
Game 2: Monday, September 21st
Red Wings2Final

Rangers 3

(0-2-1, 1 pts)

Red Wings 4

(2-0-0, 4 pts)

7:30 PM ET, September 18, 2009

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
NYR 1 1 13
DET 0 0 44

Top Skaters

Red Wings 4, Rangers 3

Associated Press

EDS: Red Wings 4, Rangers 3; UPDATES with details.

AP Photo MIJM105, MIJM103

DETROIT -- Jason Williams' goal 8:02 into the third period broke a tie and the Detroit Red Wings rallied for a 4-3 preseason victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.

Justin Abdelkader had a goal and an assist and Valtteri Filppula and Brett Lebda scored for Detroit (2-0), which got all of its goals in the third period. Starting goalie Chris Osgood made 18 saves and Thomas McCollum stopped 10 shots.

Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist and Enver Lisin and Ryan Callahan scored for the Rangers (0-2-1). New York starting goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 14 saves and Matt Zaba stopped 15 shots.

Williams broke the 2-2 tie with a slap shot from the top of the right circle that bet Zaba high on the long side. Abdelkader added his goal with 3:42 left.

Callahan pulled the Rangers within one with 2 minutes remaining.

The Red Wings scored twice in the first 1:23 of the third period to tie it at 2.

Filppula put Detroit on the board 30 seconds into the period when he beat Zaba with a wrist shot from the left circle. Lebda tied it 53 seconds later when his shot from a bad angle in the left wing corner found its way through Zaba on the short side.

Anisimov opened the scoring 7:26 into the first period when he beat Osgood with a wrist shot from the slot off the rush that was screened by Lebda.

Lisin made it 2-0 3:39 into the second period when he put in the rebound of Anisimov's shot.

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