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Red Wings 7, Maple Leafs 3

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:09 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 7, Maple Leafs 3
Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Detroit Red Wings 7

DETROIT (AP) - Jiri Hudler and Mike Modano worked well together in their first game as linemates.

Hudler scored twice, Modano had two assists and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3 in a preseason game on Friday night.

Hudler and Modano, along with Dan Cleary, will form what the Red Wings think will be a potent third line. Friday night was the first time the trio was together during the preseason - Hudler and Modano had not skated together in a game.

"It was good tonight. We were moving the puck and moving our legs a bit," said Modano, who signing a $1.25 million free-agent contract in August after leaving the Dallas Stars.

Hudler got his first two goals since leaving Detroit after the 2008-09 season to play in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League last season.

"Just trying to learn each other on the ice," Hudler said. "He's been in the league for 20 years. It's not going to be hard for him to read the ice."

Hudler's first goal, a power-play effort 8:45 into the first period that gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead, came after Modano's shot from the point deflected off the skate of Toronto defenseman Tomas Kaberle in front of the net directly to Hudler, who put it past Jussi Rynnas.

Hudler tipped in Brian Rafalski's shot from the point 7:29 into the second period for his second goal. Modano got the second assist.

Niklas Kronwall and Johan Franzen each had a goal and an assist and Jan Mursak, Jakub Kindl, and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for Detroit (3-3-0). Thomas McCollum made 16 saves and Joey MacDonald stopped three shots.

Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and Tyler Bozak and Mikhail Grabovsky also scored for the Maple Leafs (4-3-1). Rynnas made 27 saves.

"The Red Wings were flying. Jussi struggled a bit," Toronto coach Ron Wilson said. "When you get behind the 8-ball an open the game up to get back into the game, it's not the way you want to play the Red Wings."

NOTES: Detroit recalled McCollum and forwards Willie Coetzee, Francis Pare and Tomas Tatar from its American Hockey league affiliate in Grand Rapids.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:26
DET
Jan Mursak (1) Snap shot - ASST: Kirk Maltby (1)
1 - 0 DET
08:45
DET
PPG - Jiri Hudler (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Modano (1), Niklas Kronwall (1)
2 - 0 DET
10:32
TOR
PPG - Phil Kessel (1) Snap shot - ASST: Kris Versteeg (1), Dion Phaneuf (1)
2 - 1 DET
18:25
DET
PPG - Jakub Kindl (1) Snap shot - ASST: Johan Franzen (1)
3 - 1 DET
2nd Period
07:29
DET
Jiri Hudler (2) Tip-in - ASST: Brian Rafalski (1), Mike Modano (2)
4 - 1 DET
16:35
TOR
Tyler Bozak (1) Snap shot - ASST: Kris Versteeg (2), Phil Kessel (1)
4 - 2 DET
3rd Period
02:28
DET
PPG - Niklas Kronwall (1) Slapshot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (1)
5 - 2 DET
04:27
DET
Johan Franzen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (2), Nicklas Lidstrom (1)
6 - 2 DET
05:04
TOR
Mikhail Grabovski (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Nikolai Kulemin (1), Mike Komisarek (1)
6 - 3 DET
10:23
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (1) Slapshot - ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (1), Brian Rafalski (2)
7 - 3 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
07:25
TOR
Francois Beauchemin  Slashing  - 2 min against  Tomas Holmstrom
09:16
DET
Jiri Hudler  Hooking  - 2 min against  Jeff Finger
13:11
DET
Jan Mursak  Hooking  - 2 min against  Mike Brown
16:25
DET
Jan Mursak  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Kris Versteeg
16:58
TOR
Tyler Bozak  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Niklas Kronwall
2nd Period
08:30
TOR
Tyler Bozak  Interference  - 2 min against  Tomas Holmstrom
11:13
TOR
Phil Kessel  Hooking  - 2 min against  Brad Stuart
17:15
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Hooking  - 2 min against  Colby Armstrong
3rd Period
02:24
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Interference  - 2 min against  Brian Lashoff
09:22
TOR
Tomas Kaberle  Hooking  - 2 min against  Jan Mursak
16:28
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Holding  - 2 min against  Pavel Datsyuk
goalie stats
Jussi Rynnas
SA: 34TOI: 59:50
GA: 7SV%: .794
Joey MacDonald
SA: 4TOI: 19:57
GA: 1SV%: .750
Tom McCollum
SA: 18TOI: 39:56
GA: 2SV%: .889