Johan Franzen Nets Three Goals, Red Wings Win Again

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Johan Franzen Hat-Trick Leads Red Wings Over Avalanche

Johan Franzen netted a hat-trick to lead the Detroit Red Wings to an easy 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche, pushing the team to its second straight win.

Franzen netted two goals in the second period and tallied another in third period, an empty-netter to cap off a grand night. Franzen stayed in fine form after racking up a goal and two assists in the team's previous game, a 5-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 5.

As Franzen has gone, so have gone the Red Wings, at least so far this season. Detroit had lost five straight games prior to this two-game win streak, and Franzen neither scored nor assisted in any of those five losses in which Detroit managed just five goals total. Franzen had also slotted four goals and three assists when the Red Wings started the season with five straight wins.

And so streaky Detroit will try to keep the good times rolling when they host a pair of division-leading teams in the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 respectively.

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Red Wings Vs. Avalanche: Detroit Lineups Set, Fabian Brunnstrum In Again

The Detroit Red Wings are set to take on the Colorado Avalanche at 7:30 p.m. eastern on Tuesday. They're looking to start a winning streak following the snapping of a six-game losing skid against the Ducks on Saturday. We've got Detroit's lineups for you for the game, and there's a couple things of note. Fabian Brunnstrom will play his second-straight game since being brought back up from Grand Rapids, where he was assigned earlier in the year in favor of Gustav Nyquist while the Red Wings looked for offensive output. Brunnstrom played well in the 5-0 shutout of the Ducks on Sunday, so he'll get another chance on Tuesday.

Todd Bertuzzi won't be playing against the Avalanche with an illness, and Patrick Eaves is scratches as well. Jakub Kindl is back in for Mike Commodore, who recently returned from an injury and played the last two games. Beyond that, the lines are as you expect, courtesy of Ansar Khan.

Danny Cleary - Pavel Datsyuk - Tomas Holmstrom
Valtteri Filppula - Henrik Zetterberg - Johan Franzen
Jiri Hudler - Darren Helm - Justin Abdelkader
Drew Miller - Cory Emmerton - Fabian Brunnstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom - Ian White
Niklas Kronwall - Brad Stuart
Jonathan Ericsson - Jakub Kindl

Jimmy Howard
Ty Conklin

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