COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings are stocked with great veterans. Yet it was a Swiss rookie and a kid playing his first NHL game who helped them avoid an 0-2 start.
Damien Brunner scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lead the Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over Columbus on Monday night before 19,206, the largest regular-season crowd at Nationwide Arena in the Blue Jackets' 11-plus seasons.
"I felt good. I've been in a lot of shootouts in Switzerland for the National Team," Brunner said. "So I just went in and tried to stay cool. Luckily, it went in."
Brian Lashoff arrived just before the game and scored in his NHL debut and fellow defenseman Ian White also had a goal for Detroit, which finally ended a shutout streak of 81:11 that included a humiliating 6-0 loss in its opener on Saturday night in St. Louis.
"We got a great game out of Lashoff," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said of the late replacement for Johnathan Ericsson, who was injured in the game against the Blues. "I thought he was incredible. He was better here than he was in the American (Hockey) League (with Grand Rapids)."
It wasn't all young kids, however. Wily perennial All-Star Pavel Datsyuk had a goal to send the game into overtime with 6 minutes remaining in overtime, and also had an assist.
The second contest of a compacted season was vital to the Red Wings.
"This was an important game tonight," said goalie Jimmy Howard, who had 30 saves. "You don't want to go down 0-2, especially in the shortened season. Two points are key. We got 'em. Now we want to enjoy this on the flight home."
Cam Atkinson, James Wisniewski and Vinny Prospal scored goals during regulation for Columbus, which was coming off a 3-2 shootout win at Nashville on Saturday night.
Down 2-0 at one point, the Blue Jackets pulled even at 2-2 on a power play. Wisniewski's one-timer from just inside the blue line -- a low, rising shot -- beat Howard on the glove side.
They then took the lead on another man-advantage after Kyle Quincey was called for interference on R.J. Umberger -- the Blue Jackets' third consecutive power play in the third period.
The Red Wings weren't done, however. As a power play was ending, Henrik Zetterberg dug the puck out of the corner and fed Niklas Kronwall, who faked and then fed Datsyuk who had crept in behind Sergei Bobrovsky, who had 39 saves, and the rest of the Columbus defense to score easily with just over 6 minutes remaining.
In the shootout, Atkinson opened with a goal for the Blue Jackets, but it was disallowed after a video review determined that he had shot the puck twice while jamming it into the net past Howard.
Neither team scored through three rounds. After Howard stopped Matt Calvert, Brunner made a sterling move to force the puck under the right leg pad of Bobrovski. It also was reviewed, but was confirmed.
RANGERS 4, LIGHTNING 3
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- David Ullstrom scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a big lead, and New York held off the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Coach Jack Capuano returned to the Islanders and guided them to their first win of the season. He missed the opening-night loss to New Jersey on Saturday because of surgery to remove a kidney stone. Michael Grabner, Matt Martin and Kyle Okposo scored in a 12-minute span of the second period to put the Islanders ahead 3-0. Ullstrom gave New York a four-goal lead 91 seconds into the final period.
SENATORS 4, PANTHERS 0
OTTAWA -- Kyle Turris scored twice and Craig Anderson made 31 saves as the Ottawa Senators shut out the Florida Panthers in their home opener.
Anderson, making his second straight start to open the season, picked up his 20th career shutout. Jim O'Brien and Jakob Silfverberg, with his first NHL goal, also scored for the Senators.
BLUES 4, PREDATORS 3, SO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen scored in the shootout, and the St. Louis Blues edged the Nashville Predators.
Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists for St. Louis. Andy McDonald had a power-play goal and an assist, and Alex Pietrangelo's goal tied it up in the third period.
Patric Hornqvist had a goal and two assists for Nashville. Mike Fisher had a goal and an assist, Colin Wilson a goal and Erat two assists.
BRUINS 2, JETS 1, SO
BOSTON -- Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored in the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins over the Winnipeg Jets.
Brad Marchand had the regulation goal for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves in regulation and held the Jets to only Blake Wheeler's score in the shootout. Bryan Little, the last shooter, hit the right post to end the game.
SABRES 2, MAPLE LEAFS 1
TORONTO, Ontario -- Ryan Miller stopped 34 shots to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Cody Hodgson and Jason Pominville had the goals for Buffalo.
DUCKS 5, FLAMES 4
CALGARY, Alberta -- Daniel Winnik and Ryan Getzlaf each scored two goals as the Anaheim Ducks edged the Calgary Flames.
Saku Koivu had the other goal for Anaheim, which opened the season with two road wins and will enjoy a rare three-day rest in this year's compressed schedule before hosting Vancouver in its home opener Friday.
Curtis Glencross had two goals, and Lee Stempniak and Alex Tanguay also scored for Calgary.