Chris Osgood has 395 NHL wins, three Stanley Cup rings, and now a regular seat on the Detroit Red Wings bench.

Say hello to rookie Jimmy Howard, who is quickly becoming the No. 1 goalie for the defending Western Conference champions.

Howard made 28 saves, including a penalty-shot stop and another denial on a breakaway, and kept the New York Rangers at bay long enough to give the visiting Red Wings a 3-1 victory last night.

"Howie was good," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "He mentally battled and he hung in."

Dan Cleary snapped a 1-1 tie with 2 minutes, 3 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Red Wings three of a possible four points in weekend games at New Jersey and New York.

Detroit, which rallied from two goals down in front of Osgood before losing in a shootout on Saturday, also got goals from Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper, into an empty net. The Red Wings have won three of five (3-1-1).

"It's huge to take three out of four points here," Howard said.

Brian Boyle scored and Lundqvist made 28 saves for New York, which lost for the fourth time in five games.

In another game:

* At Anaheim, Ottawa gave up a one-goal lead three times against the Ducks - each time in less than a minute after scoring - before Alex Kovalev and Daniel Alfredsson scored in the first two rounds of a shootout for a 4-3 victory to snap the Senators' four-game losing streak.