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Red Wings 5, Thrashers 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 5, Thrashers 3
Atlanta Thrashers 3, Detroit Red Wings 5

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.

Dan Cleary also scored and Chris Osgood made 30 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who won their third straight.

Jim Slater, Ron Hainsey and Brett Sterling scored for Atlanta and Kari Lehtonen stopped 41 shots.

WINGS CORNER

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).

scoring summary
1st Period
02:12
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (3) ASST: Jiri Hudler (1), Mikael Samuelsson (5)
1 - 0 DET
14:35
ATL
Jim Slater (1) ASST: Jason Williams (2)
1 - 1 Tie
15:42
DET
Marian Hossa (2) ASST: Tomas Holmstrom (1)
2 - 1 DET
2nd Period
05:29
DET
Marian Hossa (3) ASST: Niklas Kronwall (2), Pavel Datsyuk (8)
3 - 1 DET
06:41
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (4) ASST: Johan Franzen (2), Brian Rafalski (7)
4 - 1 DET
3rd Period
04:48
ATL
PPG - Ron Hainsey (2) ASST: Bryan Little (3), Todd White (6)
4 - 2 DET
16:11
ATL
Brett Sterling (1) ASST: Erik Christensen (2), Colby Armstrong (1)
4 - 3 DET
19:24
DET
EN - Daniel Cleary (2) ASST: Brian Rafalski (8), Marian Hossa (6)
5 - 3 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
00:23
ATL
Colby Armstrong  Holding against  Niklas Kronwall
05:41
DET
Niklas Kronwall  Interference against  Jim Slater
10:40
DET
Marian Hossa  Holding the stick against  Todd White
2nd Period
01:35
ATL
Toby Enstrom  Hooking against  Tomas Holmstrom
10:48
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Hooking against  Vyacheslav Kozlov
3rd Period
02:49
DET
Kris Draper  Hooking against  Toby Enstrom
04:29
DET
Johan Franzen  Hooking against  Erik Christensen
04:56
DET
Brad Stuart  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
06:58
ATL
Colby Armstrong  Tripping against  Kris Draper
08:37
DET
Mikael Samuelsson  Interference against  Toby Enstrom
19:50
ATL
Garnet Exelby  Roughing against  Niklas Kronwall
goalie stats
Kari Lehtonen
Kari Lehtonen
2-3-2
SA: 45TOI: 59:30
Saves: 41EV: 30 - 33
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .911SH: 3 - 3
Chris Osgood
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0

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