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Hossa powers Red Wings past Panthers

Nov 15, 2008 - 5:41 AM SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- Marian Hossa scored two goals and Johan Franzen netted a power-play tally early in the third period to snap a tie as the Detroit Red Wings edged the Florida Panthers, 3-2, on Friday.

Defenseman Niklas Kronwall notched a pair of assists and Ty Conklin made 25 saves for Detroit, which has won four of five.

Richard Zednik and Stephen Weiss scored and Tomas Vokoun turned aside 18 shots in relief for Florida.

"You have to pretty much play a perfect game against Detroit," Weiss said. "The effort was there, but the end result wasn't what we wanted."

After the Panthers rallied to erase a 2-0 deficit and tie the game, Franzen - who was standing alone in front of Vokoun - tipped in Kronwall's shot from the blue line at 4:40 of the third to put the Red Wings ahead.

"I just happened to be in the right place when the puck came my way," Franzen said. "We were pretty successful putting pressure on them that (third) period. We were working hard."

Hossa provided Detroit a 2-0 advantage with his ninth and 10th goals of the season.

"I was just trying to create chances by shooting the puck at the net from every angle," Hossa said.

With just 2:53 left in the first period, the Red Wings capitalized on some sloppy puckhandling by Panthers starting netminder Craig Anderson. Hossa gained control of the puck in the left corner and banked it off Anderson's skate and into the net for a 1-0 lead.

"(Anderson) seemed to have it, but then I saw the referee signaling (the goal)," Hossa said. "I know he thought he had it, but he kind of lost control of it, and when it hit the ice, he knocked it in."

The goal was the first allowed by Anderson since Sunday's 3-1 victory in Anaheim. The goalie made 44 saves in that one and turned aside all 24 shots he faced against Tampa Bay on

Wednesday for his fifth career shutout.

Hossa chased Anderson with a blast from the right faceoff circle that the Panthers' netminder was unable to glove just 97 seconds into the middle session, giving Detroit a 2-0 lead. Anderson made 11 saves before being replaced.

"(Hossa) was just shooting at every opportunity," Detroit's Kirk Maltby said. "He's the type of guy that you can count on to go out there and make plays."

"You can't blame (Anderson)," Florida coach Peter DeBoer said. "I like the way we battled. We changed the goalies to try to give the team a spark and wake them up. It worked in the second period, anyway."

Florida rallied to knot the contest, however, as Zednik buried a rebound at 6:02 of the second and set up Weiss for blast that found its way through traffic and past Conklin low to the glove side with 8:09 to go in the session.

"We played a good first period but stumbled in the second period," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "We turned over some pucks, and it cost us."








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 1 1 1 3
    FLORIDA 0 2 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 9 (BRAD STUART, NIKLAS KRONWALL) 17:07
    2ND PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 10 (TOMAS HOLMSTROM, PAVEL DATSYUK) 1:37
    FLA - RICHARD ZEDNIK 3 (BRETT MCLEAN, BRYAN MCCABE) 6:02
    FLA - STEPHEN WEISS 2 (RICHARD ZE

    Nov 14 10:07 PM
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    Red Wings 3, Panthers 2  3rd - 15:20Nov 14 9:38 PM


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    DETROIT 3
    FLORIDA 2
    3RD PRD: DET - (PP) JOHAN FRANZEN 8 (NIKLAS KRONWALL, MIKAEL
    SAMUELSSON) 4:40

    Red Wings 3, Panthers 2  3rd - 15:20Nov 14 9:36 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 1 1 2
    FLORIDA 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 9 (BRAD STUART, NIKLAS KRONWALL) 17:07
    2ND PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 10 (TOMAS HOLMSTROM, PAVEL DATSYUK) 1:37
    FLA - RICHARD ZEDNIK 3 (VILLE PELTONEN, BRYAN MCCABE) 6:02
    FLA - STEPHEN WEIS

    Nov 14 9:09 PM


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    DETROIT 2
    FLORIDA 2
    2ND PRD: FLA - STEPHEN WEISS 2 (RICHARD ZEDNIK) 11:52

    Red Wings 2, Panthers 2  2nd - 8:08Nov 14 8:53 PM


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    DETROIT 2
    FLORIDA 1
    2ND PRD: FLA - RICHARD ZEDNIK 3 (VILLE PELTONEN, BRYAN MCCABE) 6:02

    Red Wings 2, Panthers 1  2nd - 13:58Nov 14 8:43 PM


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    DETROIT 2
    FLORIDA 0
    2ND PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 10 (TOMAS HOLMSTROM, PAVEL DATSYUK) 1:37

    Red Wings 2, Panthers 0  2nd - 18:23Nov 14 8:39 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 1 1
    FLORIDA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 9 (BRAD STUART, NIKLAS KRONWALL) 17:07
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DET 12 12
    FLA 8 8
    GOALIES: DET - TY CONKLIN
    FLA

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    DETROIT 1
    FLORIDA 0
    1ST PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 9 (BRAD STUART, NIKLAS KRONWALL) 17:07

    Red Wings 1, Panthers 0  1st - 2:53Nov 14 8:13 PM