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Late surge fuels Red Wings past Flyers

Mar 18, 2009 - 3:23 AM
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings' patience and hard work paid off.

Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterberg scored 1:32 apart in the third period to wipe out a one-goal deficit and rally Detroit to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist, and Franzen also had an assist for Detroit, which hasn't lost to Philadelphia at home since November 4, 1988 (14-0-2). Chris Osgood made 24 saves.

"In the end, we found a way," Zetterberg said. "We made their defense tired because we stayed in their end a long time. Eventually with patience and shooting the puck, the puck went in."

Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist, and Joffrey Lupul also scored for Philadelphia. Martin Biron stopped 45 shots.

"We've got some work to do to catch up with them," Flyers coach John Stevens said.

The Red Wings are the defending Stanley Cup champions and have the most points in the NHL this season. Philadelphia is tied for second in the Atlantic Division.

Franzen made it 2-2 at 9:47 of the third period with his 29th goal. It was set up by Datsyuk, who got to a puck along the left wing boards and avoided defenseman Ryan Parent at the same time. Datsyuk then sent a cross-ice pass to Franzen, who put a shot over the sprawling Biron.

"It was Pav all over the ice," Osgood said. "Making great plays, backchecking, stealing pucks."

Zetterberg broke the tie with 8:41 left when he scored from the left circle, his 29th goal.

"This game's fair. If you do things right and do them right longer, you tend to win more often," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "We made a mistake a couple times and they scored on their chances, but I thought it was fair. The team that stuck with it the longest got a win tonight."

Philadelphia held a 2-1 lead after two periods.

Lupul's 21st goal gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead 4:28 into the second period. He beat Osgood from the right circle with a snap shot.

Datsyuk put the Red Wings on the board with 2:33 left in the second with his 28th goal, beating Biron high on the short side with a wrist shot from the outside edge of the left circle.

"It was just a great shot," Biron said. "I didn't give him much, I didn't think I gave him much. It was just a great shot.

"It's a different game if it's 2-0 after two."

Philadelphia led 1-0 after the first period despite being outshot 19-8.

Hartnell opened the scoring with 3:26 left when he took a long pass from Braydon Coburn for a partial breakaway and, while holding off Marian Hossa, beat Osgood. It was Hartnell's 26th goal.

The Flyers had trailed after the first period in their previous 11 games.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 0 2
    DETROIT 0 1 2 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 26 (BRAYDON COBURN) 16:34
    2ND PRD: PHI - JOFFREY LUPUL 21 (JEFF CARTER, SCOTT HARTNELL) 4:28
    DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 28 (JOHAN FRANZEN) 17:27
    3RD PRD: DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 29 (PAVEL DATSYUK, BRAD STUAR

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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    DETROIT 3
    3RD PRD: DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 29 (MIKAEL SAMUELSSON, JONATHAN
    ERICSSON) 11:19

    Flyers 2, Red Wings 3  3rd - 8:41Mar 17 9:54 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    DETROIT 2
    3RD PRD: DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 29 (PAVEL DATSYUK, BRAD STUART) 9:47

    Flyers 2, Red Wings 2  3rd - 10:13Mar 17 9:51 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    PHILADELPHIA 1 1 2
    DETROIT 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 26 (BRAYDON COBURN) 16:34
    2ND PRD: PHI - JOFFREY LUPUL 21 (JEFF CARTER, SCOTT HARTNELL) 4:28
    DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 28 (JOHAN FRANZEN) 17:27
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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    DETROIT 1
    2ND PRD: DET - PAVEL DATSYUK 28 (JOHAN FRANZEN) 17:27

    Flyers 2, Red Wings 1  2nd - 2:33Mar 17 9:13 PM


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    PHILADELPHIA 2
    DETROIT 0
    2ND PRD: PHI - JOFFREY LUPUL 21 (JEFF CARTER, SCOTT HARTNELL) 4:28

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHILADELPHIA 1 1
    DETROIT 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 26 (BRAYDON COBURN) 16:34
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    PHI 8 8
    DET 19 19
    GOALIES: PHI - MARTIN BIRON
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    PHILADELPHIA 1
    DETROIT 0
    1ST PRD: PHI - SCOTT HARTNELL 26 (BRAYDON COBURN) 16:34

    Flyers 1, Red Wings 0  1st - 3:26Mar 17 8:15 PM