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Franzen scores later winner as Red Wings beat Blue Jackets to sweep series

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Johan Franzen scored on a power play with 46.6 seconds left, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 6-5 victory and a series sweep over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

The call that led to the man advantage was hotly disputed by the Blue Jackets, who were assessed a bench minor for having too many men on the ice.

Marian Hossa had two goals, Nicklas Lidstrom and Tomas Holmstrom each had a goal and an assist, and Daniel Cleary also scored for the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who will await their conference semifinal opponent.

Franzen scored on a rebound after Jiri Hudler skated along the goal-line and had his shot blocked by goalie Steve Mason.

Rick Nash, Kristian Huselius and Kris Russell each had a goal and an assist, and R.J. Umberger and Fredrik Modin also scored for Columbus, making its first foray into the playoffs in the franchise's eight seasons.

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