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Johan Franzen's two goals lead Red Wings over Maple Leafs, 5-3

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DETROIT - Johan Franzen's second goal of the game with 1:57 to play broke a tie and lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-3 pre-season victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.

Franzen also had an assist, while Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and Nicklas Lidstrom and Valtteri Filppula scored goals for Detroit (4-1-2). Ty Conklin made 19 saves. Alex Steen had a goal and an assist for Toronto (2-4-1) while Jiri Tlusty and Mikhail Grabovsky had goals. Vesa Toskala stopped 28 shots.

Franzen's game-winner came on a rebound.

Filppula added an empty-net goal in the final minute.

Zetterberg gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead with a power-play goal 1:54 into the third period. But Grabovski tied it with 9:49 remaining in the third.

Lidstrom opened the scoring with a 5-on-3 power-play goal 7:55 into the game, and Franzen made it 2-0 2:20 later.

Steen put the Maple Leafs on the board 8:31 into the middle period and Tlusty's power-play goal with 9:31 left in the second tied it.

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