Andreas Athanasiou tied it midway through the third period and scored 49 seconds into overtime to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Jimmy Howard stopped 34 shots and Tyler Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit, which has won nine of 11 and is over .500 (10-9-2) for the first time this season.

Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Chris Wagner scored for Boston, which lost for only the third time to the Red Wings in the last 18 meetings (15-1-2). Tuukka Rask made 24 saves.

Athanasiou got control of a loose puck in the slot during overtime, spun around and beat Rask for hits team-leading ninth goal.

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) stops a Detroit Red Wings center Michael Rasmussen (27) shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) stops a Detroit Red Wings center Michael Rasmussen (27) shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Athanasiou tied it 8:59 into the third when he put in the rebound of Gustav Nyquist’s shot from the left circle off the rush.

Wagner made it 2-1 6:45 into the third when he tipped Sean Kuraly’s shot. It was Wagner’s second goal.

Forsbacka Karlsson gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead 4:08 into the second period when he put in a loose puck from a goal-mouth scramble. It was Forsbacka Karlsson’s second goal.

Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) scores on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) scores on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Bertuzzi tied it at 1 9:48 into the middle period when he tipped defenseman Nik Jensen’s shot between Rask’s pads. It was Bertuzzi’s sixth goal.

NOTE: Boston D Kevan Miller returned after missing 13 games with a hand injury. … The Bruins were without several key players due to injuries including star C Patrice Bergeron (rib/sternoclavicular), D Zdeno Chara (lower body) and D Charlie McAvoy (concussion). … LW Thomas Vanek returned for Detroit after missing eight games with a knee injury. … The Red Wings recalled C Christoffer Ehn from AHL Grand Rapids.

UP NEXT:

Detroit Red Wings center Andreas Athanasiou (72) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins in overtime during an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Detroit. Detroit won 3-2. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings center Andreas Athanasiou (72) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins in overtime during an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Detroit. Detroit won 3-2. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Boston: Hosts Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Detroit: Visits Washington on Friday night.

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Source: The Associated Press

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