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Late surge fuels Red Wings past Flyers

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


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


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


The Flyers had trailed after the first period in their previous

11 games.


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