MONTREAL -- Detroit right winger Gustav Nyqvist scored 4:32 into overtime to give the Red Wings a 2-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
Nyqvist scored his 15th goal into an open left side with 27.3 seconds left in the extra period after Detroit blew a 1-0 lead late in regulation.
Montreal right winger Brian Gionta scored the tying goal with 28.7 seconds remaining in the third. The Canadiens captain put a backhand shot past Jimmy Howard to ruin the Detroit goaltender's shutout bid with Montreal goalie Peter Budaj pulled for an extra attacker.
Detroit left winger Todd Bertuzzi scored his first goal since Dec. 10 in the first. His seventh goal of the season came on a power play 14:01 into the opening period in his first game since Jan. 22.
Bertuzzi was a healthy scratch in Detroit's eight games prior to the Olympic break after recording one point in 18 games subsequent to his previous goal.
The teams played two minutes of 3-on-3 in overtime after Red Wings left winger Tomas Tatar was called for hooking and Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban was sent off for diving at 1:51.
Howard, who faced 16 shots before Gionta scored, was a member of the United States men's Olympic team but did not see any action in Sochi. He made 19 overall.
Budaj made 28 saves. Budaj, who played for Slovakia and made one relief appearance in Sochi, started in place of Canadian gold medal winner Carey Price, who aggravated a lower-body injury during the Olympics.
The Canadiens ended the three-game winning streak they took into the Olympic break on a 5-1-1 run.
Detroit, which lost its final game before the break following a 3-0-1 run, won the first two of four games against its new Atlantic Division rival, closed to within five points of Montreal.
Subban, who played one game for Canada in Sochi, was called for roughing 13 minutes into the first period. Late in a Montreal power play, Subban shoved Detroit center Darren Helm while he was on the ice after the two collided following a race for the puck in the Red Wings' zone.
Bertuzzi scored on the ensuing power play on a setup from behind the net by left winger Johan Franzen.
Detroit outshot Montreal 30-20 overall. The Canadiens' two shots in the second were a season low for a period.
NOTES: Canadiens G Carey Price missed the game and will also be sidelined for Montreal's game in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Price, who helped lead Canada to a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, aggravated a lower-body injury during the Olympic tournament. ... Price and Canadiens D P.K. Subban were among several members of Canada's gold medal-winning men's and women's hockey teams who were introduced to the Bell Centre crowd prior to the singing of the Canadian national anthem. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and GM Ken Holland were also introduced. Canadian forward Marie-Philip Poulin, who scored the overtime winner against the United States, received the biggest ovation among the seven women's team members introduced along with assistant coach Danielle Goyette. ... Red Wings C Henrik Zetterberg is out for at least eight weeks after having back surgery Friday to repair a herniated disk that cut short his Olympic tournament for Sweden. ... G Dustin Tokarski was Montreal's backup. Tokarski, who was recalled from AHL Hamilton earlier Wednesday, played in seven games with Tampa Bay from 2009-12.