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Zetterberg leads Red Wings past Flyers

Saturday, 10.12.2013 / 11:36 PM

NHL.com Staff

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Zetterberg leads Red Wings past Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers 2, Detroit Red Wings 5
Three Stars of the Game
Niklas Kronwall
1st
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 25:15
Jimmy Howard
2nd
SA: 34TOI: 60:00
GA: 2EV: 27-29
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .941SH: 1-1
Daniel Alfredsson
3rd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 15:12

The Detroit Red Wings finally broke through on the power play.

Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist, and Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and two assists to lead Detroit in a 5-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night.

Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit, which had three power-play goals to snap its 0-for-10 season-opening man-advantage skid. Daniel Alfredsson had three assists and Jimmy Howard made 32 saves.

Bertuzzi opened the scoring, with the Red Wings' first power-play goal of the season, 7:13 into the game. He put a wrap-around effort past Emery for Bertuzzi's first goal, just 24 seconds after Michael Raffl went off for hooking.

"That was huge. We got one, Bert just got it done on his own, I think it loosened the guys up and after that we were able to move the puck and get pucks back," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "So that was a real positive thing for us. You need your scorers to score to win games. But they got to get their confidence and in order to do that you got to score a little bit so this should be a good thing for us."

Babcock moved Bertuzzi up to the first line for the game along with Datsyuk and Zetterberg.

"I thought we entered the zone pretty good, we moved the puck around quite a bit and most important thing, we shot the puck," Bertuzzi said. "We got the puck to the net and we had traffic around there and we had some good plays, that was the key, moving it and getting as many shots as we can."

Erik Gustafsson and Tye McGinn scored for Philadelphia and Ray Emery stopped 25 shots. Flyers interim coach Craig Berube dropped to 1-2 since replacing Peter Laviolette on Monday.

"You don't ever want to get comfortable with losing," Berube said. "But we played a solid game, a lot of urgency. We were competitive, but it wasn't enough."

Kronwall's power-play goal with 8:52 left in the second period gave Detroit a 2-0 lead. Kronwall's first goal of the season came on a wrist shot from the left circle.

Gustafsson put Philadelphia on the board just 34 seconds later when his floating wrist shot from the right point bounced in front of Howard and found its way into the net.

"I just kind of threw it at the net and it was almost there and I got the good bounce," Gustafsson said.

Datsyuk restored the two-goal lead with his power-play goal 3:08 into the third period, beating Emery with a backhand shot from the slot that was screened by Bertuzzi.

McGinn made it 3-2 with his first NHL goal, 2:38 later. He backhanded a rebound in from the slot after being called up from the minors earlier in the day.

Zetterberg scored with 6:12 remaining and added an empty-netter in the final minute.

Material from wire services was used in this report.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:13
DET
PPG - Todd Bertuzzi (1) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (2), Niklas Kronwall (3)
1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
11:08
DET
PPG - Niklas Kronwall (1) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (3), Henrik Zetterberg (2)
2 - 0 DET
11:42
PHI
Erik Gustafsson (1) ASST: Brayden Schenn (2), Wayne Simmonds (1)
2 - 1 DET
3rd Period
03:08
DET
PPG - Pavel Datsyuk (2) ASST: Niklas Kronwall (4), Daniel Alfredsson (4)
3 - 1 DET
05:46
PHI
Tye McGinn (1) ASST: Claude Giroux (1), Jakub Voracek (2)
3 - 2 DET
13:48
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (3) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (2), Kyle Quincey (1)
4 - 2 DET
19:07
DET
EN - Henrik Zetterberg (4) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (3), Daniel Cleary (1)
5 - 2 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
01:42
DET
Danny DeKeyser  Hooking against  Matt Read
06:49
PHI
Michael Raffl  Hooking against  Justin Abdelkader
16:29
PHI
Tye McGinn  Tripping against  Pavel Datsyuk
19:35
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Holding against  Justin Abdelkader
2nd Period
03:19
DET
Luke Glendening  Holding against  Michael Raffl
09:10
PHI
Luke Schenn  Holding against  Todd Bertuzzi
13:52
DET
Jonathan Ericsson  Hooking against  Jakub Voracek
14:37
PHI
Wayne Simmonds  Holding against  Drew Miller
3rd Period
02:37
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Hi-sticking against  Todd Bertuzzi
10:00
DET
Stephen Weiss  Slashing against  Brayden Schenn
19:41
PHI
Kris Newbury  Slashing against  Jordin Tootoo
goalie stats
Ray Emery
Ray Emery
0-2-0
SA: 29TOI: 58:52
Saves: 25EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 9
SV%: .862SH: 1 - 1
Jimmy Howard
SA: 34TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 27 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .941SH: 1 - 1

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