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Kronwall scores on lucky bounce to help Red Wings beat Devils, 4-2

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DETROIT - Niklas Kronwall scored on a lucky bounce and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 Friday night to snap a three-game winless streak.

Jakub Kindl, Brendan Smith and Johan Franzen also scored for the Red Wings, who outshot the Devils 31-17. Jimmy Howard finished with 15 saves.

Steve Bernier and Jordin Tootoo scored for the Devils. Cory Schneider stopped 20 shots while giving up all four goals in the first two periods, and was replaced by Keith Kinkaid to start the third. Kinkaid stopped all seven shots he faced.

Kronwall's long slap shot late in the second period flew past the net and ricocheted straight back off the boards. The puck hit the back of Schneider's left leg and rolled into the net to give the Red Wings a 4-1 lead.

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