PHILADELPHIA -- Steve Yzerman scored a goal late in the third period Sunday night to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-3 overtime tie with the Philadelphia Flyers in the season finale for both teams.
The tie ensured that Detroit will have the third pick in June's entry draft and the Flyers, who missed the NHL playoffs for the first time in 18 years, will have the fourth selection.
Yzerman scored his 67th goal of the season to tie the score 3-3 with 3:20 to play. Gerard Gallant intercepted a blind pass by Philadelphia defenseman Murray Baron and passed the puck to Yzerman in front of the net.
Philadelphia goaltender Bruce Hoffort collided with Yzerman and fell, leaving Yzerman the empty net.
Detroit closed within 3-2 on Marc Habscheid's 15th goal of the season at 8:10 of the second period. Dave Barr won a faceoff and the puck went to Habscheid, whose slap shot beat Hoffort to the stick side.
Ron Sutter scored his 22nd goal of the season at 7:29 of the second period to put Philadelphia ahead 3-1 as he took a lead pass from Craig Berube, got behind defenseman Doug Houda and beat goaltender Glen Hanlon to his glove side.
Pelle Eklund scored his 23rd goal of the season at 12:57 of the first period to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead. Hanlon went down too early and Eklund backhanded the puck into an empty net.
Detroit tied the score at 1-1 on rookie Chris McRae's first career goal at 7:33 of the first period. Philadelphia had taken a 1-0 lead on Rick Tocchet's 37th goal at 4:22.
Tocchet finished the season as the Flyers' leading scorer with 37 goals and 59 assists but failed in his bid to become the first Philadelphia player to record 100 points in a season since Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber did it in the 1975-76 season.
Detroit's Bernie Federko played in his 1,000th career game.