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Detroit Red Wings shine in NHL's most dramatic performance of the night

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The Detroit Red Wings put in a great performance against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night as they were able to cap a great comeback victory.

The game was forced into overtime for the Red Wings to claim victory despite having been down by two goals on two separate occasions in the game.

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The Red Wings found themselves down by two early on following goals by Pascal Dupuis and Olli Maatta.

They got one back before the first period ended however off the goal from Niklas Kronwall, Chris Kunitz scored the only goal of the second period putting the Penguins up 3-1 going into the final period.

It was a big third period for Detroit who scored twice through Henrik Zetterberg and the equalizing goal from Kronwell after some great play by Pavel Datsyuk with just 38.9 seconds remaining.

Into overtime and the Red Wings got the winning goal through Justin Abdelkader 4:16 seconds into the period following an interception to wrap up an impressive win for Detroit. 

Detroit respond well

The Red Wings responded well after seeing their two game winning streak come to an end last time out losing 2-1 to divisional rivals, the Montreal Canadiens.

Its not all bad for the Red Wings however as they now sit second in the Atlantic division one point ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning and two behind the Canadiens whose impressive start keeps them top.

Now with a 4-1-2 record this season, the Red Wings will be looking ahead to their trip to Philadelphia on Saturday night to take on the Flyers.

The Penguins will no doubt be unhappy with their defeat tonight having lead by two goals twice in the game.

They now sit fourth in the Metropolitan division and are on a two game losing streak following the loss to the Red Wings and the Flyers before them.

They sit just one point behind the joint-second Washington Capitals and New York Rangers while they are three points behind the New York Islanders who lead the division.

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