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Red Wings 5, Thrashers 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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

DETROIT (AP) -It's just something about these Detroit-Atlanta games that get Marian Hossa going.

Hossa had two goals and an assist, Henrik Zetterberg also scored twice and the Red Wings beat the 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.

The last time the two teams met was Jan. 15, and Hossa - playing for the Thrashers - had a hat trick in Atlanta's 5-1 win at Joe Louis Arena.

"Playing your former team and knowing a lot of guys on the team, you play with a little more jump," he said. "Today, I felt good and we created a lot of chances. We played well until the end."

Hossa was dealt to Pittsburgh at last season's trade deadline and helped the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to Detroit. The Red Wings then signed Hossa to a one-year $7.45 million free agent contract.

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

"It seemed every time he got the puck in our zone, he created something toward the goal," Hainsey said about Hossa.

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.

"He made us look very bad on that play," Lehtonen said.

Hossa talked about the goal.

"I tried to take a shot and the defenseman bit on it," he said. "I was surprised that Kari went out of the net a little far. I saw the open 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.

"We used to see that with him, so it's good to see him doing it for us," Zetterberg said. "He's had a lot of games where he's scored more than one goal. We're sure glad to have him with us."

Zetterberg got his second goal of the night and fourth of the season just 1:12 later on a rebound.

Hainsey scored a 5-on-3 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 one with 3:49 left in the third period when his shot from the slot got through Osgood.

Cleary added an empty-netter 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.

Notes: 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. He will be re-evaluated on Saturday ... Detroit D Brian Rafalski has two assists to extend his point streak to start the season to seven games (a goal and eight assists).

scoring summary
1st Period
02:12
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Jiri Hudler (1), Mikael Samuelsson (5)
1 - 0 DET
14:35
ATL
Jim Slater (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jason Williams (2)
1 - 1 Tie
15:42
DET
Marian Hossa (2) Wrap-around - ASST: Tomas Holmstrom (1)
2 - 1 DET
2nd Period
05:29
DET
Marian Hossa (3) Snap shot - ASST: Niklas Kronwall (2), Pavel Datsyuk (8)
3 - 1 DET
06:41
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (4) Backhand shot - ASST: Johan Franzen (2), Brian Rafalski (7)
4 - 1 DET
3rd Period
04:48
ATL
PPG - Ron Hainsey (2) Slapshot - ASST: Bryan Little (3), Todd White (6)
4 - 2 DET
16:11
ATL
Brett Sterling (1) Tip-in - ASST: Erik Christensen (2), Colby Armstrong (1)
4 - 3 DET
19:24
DET
EN - Daniel Cleary (2) Snap shot - 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
Tobias Enstrom  Hooking against  Tomas Holmstrom
10:48
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Hooking against  Vyacheslav Kozlov
3rd Period
02:49
DET
Kris Draper  Hooking against  Tobias 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  Tobias Enstrom
19:50
ATL
Garnet Exelby  Roughing against  Niklas Kronwall
goalie stats
Kari Lehtonen
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