DETROIT — Aleksi Heponiemi scored at 2:45 of overtime in his NHL debut to give the Florida Panthers a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday.
Anthony Duclair got to a loose puck in the Detroit zone, drove to the net, and passed across the front of the crease to Heponiemi for his first NHL goal.
Aleksander Barkov and Keith Yandle scored for Florida (4-0-1), which played overtime for the fourth straight game. Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves.
Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi scored for Detroit (2-5-2), which is 0-3-2 in its past five games. Thomas Greiss made 23 saves.
Barkov gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead at 3:06 of the first period, scoring a power-play goal when his pass went in off defenseman Danny DeKeyser.
Mantha tied it 1-1 at 15:02 when he scored on a delayed penalty.
Bertuzzi gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead at 16:59, scoring his fifth goal on the rebound of Dylan Larkin‘s shot.
Yandle scored Florida’s second power-play goal of the game with 0.6 seconds left in the first period to tie it 2-2.
Bertuzzi did not play in the third period because of an upper-body injury.
The Panther and Red Wings are scheduled to play here again Sunday.