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Lang, Blackhawks rally for 3-2 win over Detroit Red Wings

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DETROIT - Robert Lang had a tiebreaking goal in the third period against his former team, helping the Chicago Blackhawks rally for a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

Brent Seabrook had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Sharp also scored for Chicago, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit. Lang also had an assist and Nikolai Khabibulin made 32 saves.

Henrik Zetterberg and Kris Draper scored for Detroit, which lost in regulation for the first time this season. Dominik Hasek stopped 26 shots.

Lang, who signed with the Blackhawks as a free agent during the summer, converted a power-play chance 9:19 into the third. His one-time slap shot from the top of the left circle bounced in off Hasek's shoulder and gave Chicago a 3-2 lead.

It was the second time in less than a week that he has scored a big goal against his old team. He tied the game late in the third period last Saturday in a 4-3 shootout win over the Red Wings in Chicago.

The Blackhawks scored twice within 1:01 late in the second period to tie it at 2.

Sharp put in a loose puck from a goal-mouth scramble for a power-play goal with 2:27 left in the second, and Seabrook beat Hasek with a screened wrist shot from the point with 1:26 remaining in the period.

Two fortunate bounces gave Detroit a 2-0 lead in the first period.

Zetterberg's attempted pass across the crease deflected in off the skate of Chicago defenceman Brent Sopel 7:26 into the opening period. Draper's shot from the high slot area trickled through Khabibulin and the Blackhawks goaltender knocked the puck into the net himself as he tried to grab it off the goal line.

Notes: Sopel went to Detroit's training camp as a free agent invitee and played in most of the exhibition games before signing with Chicago. ... The Red Wings wore their usual road white jerseys, and the Blackhawks were in their usual home red jerseys.

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