DETROIT -- Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist, Henrik Zetterberg also scored twice and the Red Wings beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3 on Friday night.
Jim Slater, Ron Hainsey and Brett Sterling scored for Atlanta and Kari Lehtonen stopped 41 shots.
Hossa gave Detroit a 2-1 lead for good with his first goal. He picked up a loose puck just inside the Atlanta blue line, cut in off the left wing, used a fake and a toe drag while cutting across the slot on defenseman Mathieu Schneider, a former Red Wing, and goalie Kari Lehtonen and put the puck into the empty net.
Hossa's third goal of the season made it 3-1, 5:29 into the second period on a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle after a give-and-go with defenseman Niklas Kronwall.
Zetterberg got his second goal of the night and fourth of the year just 1:12 later on a rebound.
Hainsey scored a five-on-three power play goal 4:48 into the third period, when he beat Osgood with a one-time slap shot from the top of the left circle for his second goal.
Sterling pulled Atlanta to within won with 3:49 left in the third period when his shot from the slot got through Osgood.
Cleary added an empty-net goal with 35 seconds left.
Zetterberg's power-play goal gave Detroit a 1-0 lead 2:12 into the game.
Slater tied it with 5:25 left in the opening period when he put in a rebound after a turnover in his own zone by Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda.
GAME NOTES: The last time Atlanta visited Joe Louis Arena, on Jan. 15, Hossa scored four goals while playing for the Thrashers in a 5-1 win over the Red Wings. ... Atlanta RW Jason Williams is also a former Red Wing. ... Slater was born in Lapeer, Mich., and played at Michigan State. ... Thrashers C Marty Reasoner limped off the ice and went to the locker room after blocking a shot early in the second period. ... Detroit D Brian Rafalsi got an assist to extend his point streak to start the season to seven games (a goal and seven assists).
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