Red Wings Clip Flyers with 5-2 Win
DETROIT -- Pavel Datsyuk scored twice in his return from an injury to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.Datsyuk, who'd missed Detroit's last four games with a sore groin, sent a slap shot over Steve Mason's shoulder in the second period to give the Red Wings their third goal and chase the goalie, who was pulled after making just 11 saves.
Datsyuk knocked a rebound past Ray Emery late in the period to send the Wings to intermission up 4-1.
Tomas Jurco put back a rebound halfway through the second to give Detroit the lead for good and Henrik Zetterberg scored an empty-net goal in the final two minutes.
Jimmy Howard made 22 saves as Detroit won its second straight. Emery finished with nine saves.
Detroit got the game's first goal midway through the first after Stephen Weiss tapped Darren Helm's shot past Mason.
Claude Giroux tied it for Philadelphia early in the second when he turned a neutral-zone takeaway into an unassisted goal.
Jakub Voracek had a power-play goal late in third for the Flyers.
Detroit's Kyle Quincey and Philadelphia's Sean Courturier each served 5-minute fighting penalties after a second-period dustup.