DETROIT (AP) -Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists for his first career four-point game in the Detroit Red Wings' 6-2 victory over Minnesota on Friday night.
Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom and Jonathan Ericsson each had a goal and an assist, Drew Miller also scored, and Jimmy Howard made 25 saves to help the Red Wings run their winning streak to a season-high four games.
The Red Wings are tied with Colorado with 89 points for the last two playoff spot in the Western Conference, six points ahead of ninth-place Calgary.
Andrew Brunette and Owen Nolan scored for Minnesota.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and assist each, Brian Elliott made 41 saves, and Ottawa beat Buffalo for the ninth straight time.
Chris Kelly and Peter Regin also scored to help the Senators win their third straight overall after a five-game losing streak.
Tim Kennedy and Jason Pominville scored, and Ryan Miller made 26 saves for Buffalo. The loss ended the Sabres' four-game winning streak.