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Zetterberg's nice night helps Detroit Red Wings top Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 in preseason

Friday, 09.27.2013 / 10:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Zetterberg's nice night helps Detroit Red Wings top Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 in preseason

DETROIT - Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Alfredsson and Johan Franzen each had a goal and an assist, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Friday night in a preseason game.

Joakim Andersson and Luke Glendening also scored for Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk had two assists and Jimmy Howard made 17 saves.

Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul scored for Toronto. Jake Gardiner had two assists and Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots.

Zetterberg's power-play goal broke a 2-2 tie with 42 seconds left in the second period.

Alfredsson and Franzen tacked on power-play goals in the third.

Glendening and Lupul traded goals earlier in the middle period.

Andersson scored 5:18 into the game. Kadri's power-play goal tied it at 8:31 of the first.

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