NHL: San Jose 3, Detroit 2 (SO)

DETROIT, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau rifled a shot past Jimmy Howard Thursday, handing San Jose a 3-2 shootout victory over Detroit.
Wings' Franzen out four months

Wings' Franzen out four months

DETROIT, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Detroit forward Johan Franzen is expected to miss at least four months because of a torn ligament in his left knee, the Red Wings announced Friday.
NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 2

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 2

DETROIT, June 2 (UPI) -- Sergei Gonchar's goal midway through the third period broke a 2-2 tie and Pittsburgh took a 4-2 win from Detroit Tuesday in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL: Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1

DETROIT, May 30 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen scored the winning goal in the second period Saturday to help the Detroit Red Wings beat Pittsburgh 3-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL: Detroit 6, Chicago 1

CHICAGO, May 24 (UPI) -- Detroit's Marian Hossa and Henrik Zetterberg each scored twice and the Red Wings ripped Chicago 6-1 Sunday for a 3-1 lead in their playoff series.

NHL: Detroit 5, Chicago 2

DETROIT, May 17 (UPI) -- Daniel Cleary scored twice for Detroit and the defending Stanley Cup champions downed Chicago 5-2 Sunday in the opener of their Western Conference title series.
NHL: Anaheim 2, Detroit 1

NHL: Anaheim 2, Detroit 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- Jonas Hiller made 38 saves and the Anaheim Ducks forced a seventh game in the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday with a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

NHL: Detroit 6, Anaheim 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen and Marian Hossa scored two goals each Thursday and the Detroit Red Wings evened their conference semifinal series with a 6-3 win over Anaheim.

NHL: Detroit 6, Columbus 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 23 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen scored with 47 seconds left in the third period Thursday, sending Detroit into the second round of the playoffs with a 6-5 win over Columbus.

Record contract signed by Detroit winger

DETROIT, April 11 (UPI) -- The Detroit Red Wings signed right wing Johan Franzen to an unprecedented 11-year contact Saturday, the longest in franchise history.

NHL: Calgary 5, Detroit 3

CALGARY, Alberta, March 24 (UPI) -- Mike Cammalleri had a goal and two assists Monday night and the Calgary Flames beat Detroit 5-3.

NHL: Detroit 6, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, March 20 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen scored his 30th goal of the season Friday and had two assists as part of an offensive display that gave Detroit a 6-3 win over Atlanta.

NHL: Detroit 3, Philadelphia 2

DETROIT, March 17 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterberg scored 1:32 apart in the third period Tuesday to hand Detroit a 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: Detroit 4, Columbus 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 15 (UPI) -- Chris Osgood blocked 23 shots for Detroit Sunday, posting his second shutout of the season in a 4-0 Red Wings victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

NHL: Detroit 3, Phoenix 2 (OT)

DETROIT, March 10 (UPI) -- Johan Franzen scored 3:35 into overtime Tuesday, producing a 3-2 Detroit Red Wings victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
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Johan Franzen
Detroit Red Wings center Johan Franzen (93) of Sweden checks San Jose Sharks right winger Jonathan Cheechoo in the third period during game two of the Western Conference semifinals at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on April 28, 2007. Franzen was called for an interference penalty on the play. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)

Johan Franzén (English pronunciation: /ˈjaʊ.hɑːn ˈfrɑːnzɛn/ YOW-hahn-frann-ZEEN, born 23 December 1979(1979-12-23)) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Franzén, A.k.A "The Mule" started playing ice hockey in Boro/Vetlanda HC, Landsbro near Vetlanda in Sweden. He was suspended for a full year after knocking down a referee, but was then moved to play with the Tranås AIF in the Swedish Allsvenskan in 1999. After one season with the club, he moved to Linköping where he stayed for five seasons, helping the club win the promotion for play in the Swedish elite league Elitserien in 2001. Recommended by European scout Håkan Andersson, Franzén was drafted by the Red Wings in 2004. For the 2005–06 NHL season, Franzén played in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings, totaling 80 games for 16 points (12 goals, four assists) in his rookie season. His workmanlike service was lauded by former teammate and captain Steve Yzerman, who gave Johan the nickname "The Mule," because "he carries the load".

In August 2006, Franzén re-signed with the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract worth $2.825 million. On 21 April 2007, during a playoff game versus the Calgary Flames, backup goaltender Jamie McLennan slashed Franzén in the stomach, resulting in a game misconduct for McLennan. In the following game (Game 6), Franzén scored the double-overtime winning goal to advance the Red Wings past the Flames.

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