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Franzen lifts Red Wings over Maple Leafs

Oct 4, 2008 - 2:29 AM DETROIT (Ticker) -- Johan Franzen provided distinct flashbacks of his postseason success in 2007-08 during a preseason contest on Friday.

Franzen scored two goals and assisted on another to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-3 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Franzen, who netted 13 goals in the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs - tying Henrik Zetterberg's record - en route to becoming a major factor in the Red Wings' championship win, converted a pass from Zetterberg with 1:57 remaining in the third period for his second goal of the night, his third of the preseason and a 4-3 edge.

Valtteri Filppula scored an empty-netter with 17 seconds left to secure the victory.

Zetterberg used passes from Franzen and Mikael Samuelsson to give the Red Wings a 3-2 lead 1:53 into the third, but Mikhail Grabovski beat goaltender Ty Conklin 7:56 later to pull the Maple Leafs even.

Captain Nicklas Lidstrom opened the scoring with 7:05 left the first and Franzen tallied 2:20 later to give Detroit an early 2-0 advantage against Vesa Toskala, who turned aside 28 shots.

Alex Steen got the Maple Leafs on the board at 8:31 of the second, and a power-play tally by Jiri Tlusty exactly two minutes later forged a 2-2 tie.

Jiri Hudler notched three assists and defenseman Brian Rafalski added two for Detroit.

Conklin, who will serve as Chris Osgood's backup, made 19 saves.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 2 1 3
    DETROIT 2 0 3 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM 1 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, JIRI HUDLER)
    12:55
    DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 2 (JIRI HUDLER) 15:15
    2ND PRD: TOR - ALEX STEEN 2 (MATT STAJAN, IAN WHITE) 8:31
    TOR - (PP) JIRI TLUSTY 2 (CARLO COLAIACOVO, NIK AN

    Oct 3 9:59 PM


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    TORONTO 3
    DETROIT 5
    3RD PRD: DET - (EN) VALTTERI FILPPULA 1 (UNASSISTED) 19:43

    Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 5  3rd - 0:17Oct 3 9:58 PM
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    Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 5  3rd - 0:17Oct 3 9:58 PM


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    TORONTO 3
    DETROIT 4
    3RD PRD: DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 3 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, JIRI HUDLER) 18:03

    Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 4  3rd - 1:57Oct 3 9:55 PM
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    Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 3  3rd - 2:36Oct 3 9:52 PM


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    TORONTO 3
    DETROIT 3
    3RD PRD: TOR - MIKHAIL GRABOVSKI 3 (JOHN MITCHELL, MIKE VAN RYN) 9:49

    Maple Leafs 3, Red Wings 3  3rd - 10:11Oct 3 9:39 PM


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    TORONTO 2
    DETROIT 3
    3RD PRD: DET - (PP) HENRIK ZETTERBERG 4 (JOHAN FRANZEN, MIKAEL
    SAMUELSSON) 1:54

    Maple Leafs 2, Red Wings 3  3rd - 18:06Oct 3 9:27 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 2 2
    DETROIT 2 0 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM 1 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, JIRI HUDLER)
    12:55
    DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 2 (JIRI HUDLER) 15:15
    2ND PRD: TOR - ALEX STEEN 2 (MATT STAJAN, IAN WHITE) 8:31
    TOR - (PP) JIRI TLUSTY 2 (CARLO COLAI

    Oct 3 9:06 PM
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    TORONTO 2
    DETROIT 2
    2ND PRD: TOR - (PP) JIRI TLUSTY 2 (CARLO COLAIACOVO, NIK ANTROPOV)
    10:31

    Maple Leafs 2, Red Wings 2  2nd - 9:29Oct 3 8:48 PM


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    TORONTO 1
    DETROIT 2
    2ND PRD: TOR - ALEX STEEN 2 (MATT STAJAN, IAN WHITE) 8:31

    Maple Leafs 1, Red Wings 2  2nd - 11:29Oct 3 8:44 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 0 0
    DETROIT 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM 1 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, JIRI HUDLER)
    12:55
    DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 2 (VILLE LEINO) 15:15
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    TOR 6 6
    DET

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    TORONTO 0
    DETROIT 2
    1ST PRD: DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 2 (VILLE LEINO) 15:15

    Maple Leafs 0, Red Wings 2  1st - 4:45Oct 3 8:06 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    DETROIT 1
    1ST PRD: DET - (PP) NICKLAS LIDSTROM 1 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, JIRI HUDLER)
    12:55

    Maple Leafs 0, Red Wings 1  1st - 7:05Oct 3 8:01 PM