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Red Wings' Franzen ties NHL record with hot start

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DETROIT (AP) -Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has tied the NHL playoff record with four goals in a period.

Franzen scored four goals on five shots in span of 5:36 of the first period Thursday night against the San Jose Sharks. Detroit, which is facing elimination, led 5-0 after the opening frame. Franzen's fourth gave the Red Wings a 4-0 lead at 11:16.

Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux was the last to score four goals in a postseason period en route to an NHL-playoff record five on April 25, 1989, against Philadelphia. Tim Kerr of the Flyers also scored four goals in a period of the playoffs on April 13, 1985, against the New York Rangers.

Franzen's four goals tied a team record for goals in a playoff game, matching the mark set by Carl Liscombe in 1945 and matched by Ted Lindsay in 1955.

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