SUNRISE, Florida -- Johan Franzen scored 4:40 into the third period Friday night, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. It was his 14th game winning goal in his last forty games played.
Detroit had taken a 2-0 lead early on goals by Marian Hossa.
With 2:53 remaining in the first period, Hossa threw a shot on goal from the corner, banking it off of goaltender Craig Anderson and into the net.
At 1:37 of the second, Hossa scored again on a slapper from the top of the faceoff circle, chasing Anderson.
The Panthers rallied before the end of the middle frame on goals by Richard Zednik and Stephen Weiss.
Zednik scored at 6:02 of the period, backhanding the rebound of a Bryan McCabe shot past Ty Conklin.
Weiss snapped a wrister past Conklin with 8:09 left in the second, evening the game up.