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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -Johan Franzen scored on the power play early in the third period to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

Marian Hossa had the first two goals for the Red Wings, who improved their NHL-best road record to 8-1-1. Niklas Kronwall had two assists.

Franzen's game-winner came at 4:40 when he tipped Kronwall's slap shot from the point while standing in front of the net.

Richard Zednik and Stephen Weiss scored for Florida, which had won two straight.

Detroit's Ty Conklin stopped 25 shots to win a meeting of backup goalies against Craig Anderson. Conklin improved to 6-0 in seven career games against the Panthers.

CHICAGO (AP) - Andy McDonald scored his second goal on a power play 2:15 into overtime.

With Chicago's Dave Bolland off for hooking, McDonald fired the winner past Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin on a low shot from the right circle.

McDonald, David Perron and Cam Paddock scored in the first period for the Blues, who ended a six-game winless slide (0-5-1). St. Louis's last victory was on Oct. 25 versus Florida.

Bolland scored his first two goals of the season and assisted on Dustin Byfuglien's score. Bolland's second goal, early in the third period, tied the game at 3.

ATLANTA (AP) - Slava Kozlov scored his ninth goal of the season and Atlanta tied a team record with its fifth consecutive win.

Marty Reasoner had his third goal in two games against the Hurricanes and the Thrashers improved to 7-7-2 after a dismal start that included six losses in a row just before the winning streak.

Johan Hedberg made 27 saves for Atlanta after stopping 35 shots in a 5-2 victory at Carolina on Sunday and Eric Perrin scored his first goal of the season for the Thrashers.

Tuomo Ruutu and Rod Brind'Amour had power-play goals for the Hurricanes (8-7-2), with Brind'Amour's sixth coming with 5:59 remaining. Carolina has lost three straight.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Pascal Leclaire made 36 saves in his return from an ankle injury and R.J. Umberger scored twice.

Leclaire, activated off injured reserve on Wednesday after missing seven games, made his first appearance since leaving in the second period of a 2-1 loss at Minnesota on Oct. 25.

Manny Malhotra had a goal and assist and Michael Peca, rookie Derick Brassard, and Rick Nash also scored for the Blue Jackets, who improved to 8-7-2 with their fourth win in five games.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Brooks Laich and Tomas Fleischmann each scored and Alex Ovechkin added an empty-net goal in the final minute for Washington.

Washington's Alexander Semin - the NHL scoring leader entering the game with 27 points - left the game late in the second period with an undisclosed injury. The team said his status is day-to-day.

The Devils (7-7-2) have lost four in a row. The Capitals (10-4-2), on the other hand, reached 10 wins faster than any previous team since the 1991-92 team started 10-3-0.

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