Franzen Scores Five Goals in Win
Johan Franzen was a one-man offense Wednesday night, scoring five goals to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 7 – 5 victory over the slumping Ottawa Senators. Franzen is the first NHL player to score five goals in a game since Minnesota’s Marian Gaborik did it on Dec. 20, 2007. Franzen is the first player to score five times against the Senators. Kris Draper and Niklas Kronwall also scored, and Jimmy Howard made 29 saves for the Red Wings. It was Detroit’s first visit to Ottawa since October 2008.