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NHL: Detroit 5, Florida 2

Dec. 16, 2007 at 1:08 AM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Brian Rafalski and Pavel Datsyuk both had a goal and an assist Saturday in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-2 victory over Florida.

The game was tied 2-2 after Datsyuk and Johan Franzen traded goals with Florida's Olli Jokinen and Radek Dvorak in the first and second periods, respectively.

Daniel Cleary led Detroit's three-goal third period and the other goals were scored by Rafalski and Valtteri Filppula.

Henrik Zetterberg had two assists, while Chris Osgood stopped 33 of 35 shots for the Red Wings, who have won four of their last five games.

The win was the 200th in the coaching career of Detroit's Mike Babcock.

Goaltender Tomas Vokoun was beaten five times after being bombarded by 46 shots for the Panthers, who had a four-game road winning streak snapped.

Detroit was 3 for 6 on the power play, while Florida was 0 for 3.

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