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Samuelsson scores twice, leads Red Wings to 4-1 win over Thrashers

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ATLANTA - Mikael Samuelsson scored two power-play goals and had an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 pre-season victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.

Henrik Zetterberg, who led the Red Wings (3-1-2) with 43 goals last season, had a goal and two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Johan Franzen added an empty-net goal with 1:10 remaining.

Erik Christensen scored for Atlanta (1-3-0), tying the game 1-1 midway through the first period. Samuelsson's second goal, 8:10 into the second period, gave the Red Wings the lead for good.

Detroit's Chris Osgood made 25 saves, while Kari Lehtonen stopped 29.

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