|DET||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|OTT||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
OTTAWA - Johan Franzen scored two goals in the third period to rally the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
Franzen tied it at 2-2 with a goal off a quick transition 11:16 into the third before scoring the winner with 1:17 remaining.
His second goal came on a shot from the right side that Ottawa goalie Martin Gerber partially stopped, only to watch the puck trickle into the net inside the left post.
Valteri Filppula also scored for the Red Wings, who lost 3-2 to Toronto in their home opener Thursday.
Nick Foligno scored an unassisted goal with 1:59 left in the second period to put Ottawa up 2-1.
Alexandre Picard also scored for the Senators, who lost their official home-opener after claiming three of a possible four points (1-0-1) in their season-opening two-game series against Pittsburgh last weekend in Stockholm.
Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom initiated the scoring play that led to the tying goal midway through the third with a pass to Henrik Zetterberg, who tipped the puck ahead. Franzen gathered the pass and drove down the left side, beating Gerber with a wrist shot into the top right corner from the left faceoff circle.
Foligno, the son of former NHL star Mike Foligno, staked Ottawa to a lead late in the second when he skated to the net and put the puck past Detroit goalie Chris Osgood for his first goal of the season, despite being checked by Niklas Kronwall and Filppula.
Dany Heatley wore the "C" as the Senators' acting captain with Daniel Alfredsson out of the lineup. Heatley drew an assist on Picard's power-play goal 6:22 in.
Alfredsson, who had two assists in Ottawa's season-opening series last weekend in his native Sweden, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday to remove a bone chip that became dislodged. He is expected to miss two weeks.
Gerber stuck out his right pad to deny Zetterberg four minutes in as Detroit outshot Ottawa 7-1 in the early going.
The Senators broke through on a 5-on-3 after Red Wings defenceman Andreas Lilja was sent off for high sticking at 5:38 with Daniel Cleary already in the penalty box.
Picard drove a slap shot past Osgood from the right point past 6:22 return pass from Kuba on Ottawa's third shot - the second of the 5-on-3.
Filpulla tied it with his first goal at 11:01. The Finnish forward took Mikael Samuelsson's crossing pass on a 3-on-2 and beat Gerber from the left side of the slot with a shot inside the right post.
Notes: D Kyle Quincey and D Derek Meech did not dress for Detroit ... Veteran Ottawa D Luke Richardson was a healthy scratch for a third straight game ... The Senators won just three of 14 games - including two playoff losses - with Alfredsson out of the lineup last season ... The crowd of 20,182 was the Senators' 37th consecutive sellout and an opening night record.
|PPG - Alexandre Picard (1) ASST: Filip Kuba (4), Dany Heatley (1)|
1 - 0 OTT
|Valtteri Filppula (1) ASST: Mikael Samuelsson (1), Daniel Cleary (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Nick Foligno (1) ASST: NONE|
2 - 1 OTT
|Johan Franzen (1) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (1), Nicklas Lidstrom (1)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Johan Franzen (2) ASST: Brian Rafalski (2), Henrik Zetterberg (2)|
3 - 2 DET
|Daniel Cleary Tripping against Nick Foligno|
|Andreas Lilja Hi-sticking against Dany Heatley|
|Anton Volchenkov Hooking against Tomas Holmstrom|
|Jarkko Ruutu Hooking against Marian Hossa|
|Dean McAmmond Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Kirk Maltby Roughing against Shean Donovan|
|Shean Donovan Diving against Kirk Maltby|
|Kirk Maltby Hooking against Dean McAmmond|
|Kris Draper Hooking against Nick Foligno|
|Chris Neil Interference against Andreas Lilja|
|Kris Draper Slashing against Filip Kuba|
|Antoine Vermette Hi-sticking against Niklas Kronwall|
|SA: 22||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 20||EV: 14 - 15|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .909||SH: 2 - 2|
|SA: 41||TOI: 58:52|
|Saves: 38||EV: 32 - 35|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 5|
|SV%: .927||SH: 1 - 1|