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NHL: Johan Franzen leads Red Wings over Devils

Published March 8, 2014 4:05 pm

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Detroit • Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists, Gustav Nyquist a goal and three assists and David Legwand a goal and two assists in the Detroit Red Wings' 7-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

Brendan Smith, Kyle Quincey and Drew Miller also scored for Detroit. Jonas Gustavsson made 21 saves.

Adam Henrique had two goals and Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr also scored for New Jersey. Cory Schneider, who gave up seven goals for the first time in his career, stopped 25 shots.

The Red Wings led 5-3 after a wild second period in which seven goals were scored.

Franzen gave Detroit a 2-0 lead when Nyquist's shot went in off Franzen's glove. But New Jersey scored three goals in 2:41 to take the lead.

Sabres 2, Panthers 0 • Roberto Luongo made 25 saves in his return to Florida, while Dmitry Kulikov and Jesse Winchester each scored power-play goals to lead the Panthers over Buffalo.

Luongo, acquired in a trade with Vancouver on Tuesday, played for Florida from 2000-2006.