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Franzen's 5 goals lead Wings

OTTAWA — Johan Franzen scored five goals and the Red Wings sent Ottawa to its eighth straight loss by beating the Senators 7-5 on Wednesday.

"I've only been in here twice, I think, but I scored two goals the last time I was here," Franzen said. "I like this building."

The Senators have lost 14 of 15 and haven't won a home game since beating the Penguins on Dec. 26.

Kris Draper and Niklas Kronwall also scored for Detroit, and Jimmy Howard made 29 saves.

Milan Michalek scored twice for Ottawa, and Peter Regin had a goal and two assists.

Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner was pulled midway through the second period after allowing four goals on 19 shots in his first home start. Brian Elliott, entering the game to boos, allowed two goals on 19 shots in relief.

The Senators took a 1-0 lead on Alex Kovalev's power-play goal 1:15 into the game, but Franzen scored twice in 48 seconds to put Detroit ahead.

Ottawa retook the lead when Regin and Chris Campoli scored. After a slow start to the second period the Red Wings scored twice in 13 seconds to go back in front.

That marked the end of Lehner's night.

Franzen completed his hat trick with a power-play goal 30 seconds into the third. The Senators tied it at 5 just 29 seconds later when Michalek scored his second.

Back-to-back penalties gave the Red Wings a two-man advantage for 68 seconds, and they made the most of it as Franzen scored his fourth of the game to make it 6-5.

Franzen capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.

game highlightS: Brent Johnson made 20 saves and the host Penguins, still without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, blanked the Islanders for the second time in nine days, 3-0. Johnson didn't get sole credit for the shutout because he was tossed from the game with 17 seconds left for fighting Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro. Playing for Pittsburgh was center Jordan Staal, whom the league said earlier in the day it would not punish further for a gloved punch to the head of Rangers forward Brandon Prust that got him a match penalty Tuesday.

Around the league: Rangers and former Lightning forward Ruslan Fedotenko is expected to miss three weeks after an appendectomy. He had missed New York's previous five games with a separated shoulder. … Hurricanes and former Lightning forward Jussi Jokinen is expected to miss up to two weeks with a lower-body injury sustained Tuesday against the Bruins.

Red Wings 2 2 3 7
at Senators 3 1 1 5
Red Wings 2 2 3 7
at Senators 3 1 1 5

First Period1, Ottawa, Kovalev 10 (Gonchar, Karlsson), 1:15 (pp). 2, Detroit, Franzen 22 (Salei, V.Filppula), 6:52. 3, Detroit, Franzen 23 (Zetterberg, Bertuzzi), 7:40. 4, Ottawa, Regin 2 (Kovalev, Campoli), 8:40. 5, Ottawa, Campoli 2 (Alfredsson, Foligno), 11:12. PenaltiesKronwall, Det (slashing), :32.

Second Period6, Detroit, Draper 5 (Eaves, Helm), 10:36. 7, Detroit, Kronwall 9 (Lidstrom), 10:49. 8, Ottawa, Michalek 12 (Regin, Campoli), 11:18. PenaltiesFisher, Ott (tripping), 19:10.

Third Period9, Detroit, Franzen 24 (Zetterberg, Rafalski), :30 (pp). 10, Ottawa, Michalek 13 (Kovalev, Regin), :59. 11, Detroit, Franzen 25 (Rafalski, Lidstrom), 7:10 (pp). 12, Detroit, Franzen 26 (Zetterberg), 19:26 (en). PenaltiesCampoli, Ott (hooking), 5:59; Phillips, Ott (cross-checking), 6:51; Bertuzzi, Det (slashing), 16:40; Neil, Ott, misconduct, 19:48. Shots on GoalDetroit 13-12-13—38. Ottawa 11-15-8—34. Power-play opportunitiesDetroit 2 of 3; Ottawa 1 of 2. GoaliesDetroit, Howard 25-8-3 (34 shots-29 saves). Ottawa, Lehner (19-15), Elliott 12-18-7 (10:49 second, 18-16). A18,011 (19,153).

at Penguins 2 0 1 3
Islanders 0 0 0 0

First Period1, Pittsburgh, Kennedy 8 (P.Martin, Michalek), 8:08 (pp). 2, Pittsburgh, Kunitz 18 (Dupuis, P.Martin), 13:10. PenaltiesKonopka, NYI (roughing, roughing), 6:28; Rupp, Pit (roughing), 6:28; Godard, Pit (holding), 14:09; Kennedy, Pit (hooking), 19:10.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesKonopka, NYI, major (fighting), 2:37; Rupp, Pit, major (fighting), 2:37; Okposo, NYI (tripping), 6:54; Parenteau, NYI (hooking), 11:03; Staal, Pit (tripping), 12:14; Rupp, Pit (boarding), 18:43.

Third Period3, Pittsburgh, Talbot 6 (Adams), 19:19 (en). PenaltiesKonopka, NYI (hooking), 3:35; Rupp, Pit (tripping), 13:40; DiPietro, NYI, served by Schremp (interference, leaving the crease, fighting), 19:43; Konopka, NYI, minor-misconduct (roughing), 19:43; M.Martin, NYI, minor-game misconduct (roughing), 19:43; B.Johnson, Pit, minor-major-game misconduct (leaving the crease, fighting), 19:43; Cooke, Pit, minor-misconduct (roughing), 19:43. Shots on GoalN.Y. Islanders 5-7-8—20. Pittsburgh 7-9-7—23. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Islanders 0 of 5; Pittsburgh 1 of 5. GoaliesN.Y. Islanders, DiPietro 7-10-4 (21 shots-19 saves), Poulin (19:43 third, 1-1). Pittsburgh, B.Johnson 9-4-2 (20-20), Fleury (19:43 third, 0-0). A18,142 (18,087).

at Canadiens 0 1 2 3
Panthers 1 0 1 2

First Period1, Florida, Timmins 1 (Olesz, Bernier), 7:30. PenaltiesReasoner, Fla (tripping), :40; Allen, Fla (interference), 10:07; Spacek, Mon (slashing), 12:05.

Second Period2, Montreal, Halpern 8 (Subban), 4:50. PenaltiesWisniewski, Mon (interference), 5:37; Wideman, Fla (holding), 16:00; Wideman, Fla (hooking), 19:43.

Third Period3, Montreal, Plekanec 17 (Pacioretty), 5:46. 4, Montreal, Gionta 19 (Pacioretty, Subban), 11:32. 5, Florida, Weiss 15 (Frolik, Kulikov), 17:50. PenaltiesFrolik, Fla (high-sticking), 14:49; Gomez, Mon (high-sticking), 15:43. Shots on GoalFlorida 6-14-15—35. Montreal 10-15-15—40. Power-play opportunitiesFlorida 0 of 3; Montreal 0 of 5. GoaliesFlorida, Vokoun 17-17-3 (40 shots-37 saves). Montreal, Auld 4-2-0 (35-33). A21,273 (21,273).

Franzen's 5 goals lead Wings 02/02/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 11:28pm]

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