Damien Brunner stopped feeling bad about himself late Monday night. Gustav Nyquist had put the puck into Anaheim’s crease and Brunner was chasing, chasing redemption and revival. He put the puck into an open net, then disappeared into armloads of jubilant teammates.

Brunner’s goal at 15:10 of overtime Monday at Joe Louis Arena gave the Red Wings a 3-2 victory and a 2-2 series tie against the Ducks.

“Gus did an unbelievable job taking the puck out of mid-air,” Brunner said. “He’s speedy guy. He got both defenders turned and he chipped the puck on net, and obviously I had a wide open net. It felt pretty good.”

Brunner had been down a bit after being responsible for the turnover in the previous game that gave the Ducks a two-goal lead en route to a 4-0 victory. Those around him did their best to buoy him, but “I blame myself a lot,” Brunner said. “It was not the best night of my life. But, you know, all the guys did a pretty good job getting my head up the next day, they were joking about it. So, obviously I’m pretty happy that it ended up like this tonight.

“It was a big game. We didn’t want to go down 3-1 in this series. We wanted to get a win for our fans.”

Nyquist got the puck from Joakim Andersson, tried to split the D, and “the puck kind of jumped ahead of me a little bit,” Nyquist said. “I tried to chase it down, somehow get it on net. I went into the corner after that. Brunner was happy when I turned around.”