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Third period goals propel Wings' win

Saturday, 09.30.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Third period goals propel Wings\' win
DETROIT __ In the first game of a home-and-home preseason series of Original Six teams, special teams dominated the action between the Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Trailing twice, the Wings bounced back each time, on special teams goals by Dan Cleary (short-handed) and Niklas Knonwall (power-play), to tie the score. Detroit then took its first lead in the third period and added another goal for good-measure in a 4-2 win at Joe Louis Arena. Johan Franzen and Krys Kolanos accounted for the third period tallies.

Though they were out-shot in the first period, 13-5, the Wings got a break early in the second, thanks to a miscue by Leafs goalie Andrew Raycroft, who whiffed on a clearing pass from behind his own net while on the power-play. Cleary swooped in behind Raycroft, picked-up the loose puck and banked a shot, from an improbable angle off the goalie for a 1-1 tie.

Toronto regained its lead, 2-1, three-minutes later when, on another power-play, Bryan McCabe whistled a shot from the right point that beat Wings goalie Dominik Hasek. Kronwall buried a shot into the top net at 14:07 of the second, knotting the score at 2-2. The Leafs (3-4) dominated the play early on, grabbing a 1-0 lead on their first power-play chance of the first period. Right wing John Pohl knocked in his own rebound at 9:32 of the first.

Both teams will conclude the preseason schedule with a game on Sunday night at the Air Canada Centre. The Wings, 5-1-2 in the season, will open the 2006-07 season on Thursday when they host the Vancouver Canucks at 7 p.m.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80