Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 9/27/13
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DETROIT -- Dressing their most complete lineup of the preseason, the Red Wings defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-2, Friday night before a raucous crowd at Joe Louis Arena. Detroits high-paced offense scored three power-plays goals -- by Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Alfredsson, and Johan Franzen -- along with even-strength tallies by Joakim Andersson and Luke Glendenning. As encouraging as it was to see the power play clicking, the story of this game was the play of Detroits second line: Stephen Weiss, Johan Franzen and Alfredsson. Playing in only his second game of the preseason, Alfredsson didnt seem out of place with his linemates as they generated several scoring chances. We didnt really know what to expect," Alfredsson said about playing with Weiss and Franzen for the first time. "We just told ourselves, 'Lets do what we can do and not worry too much.' We did a good job of getting open and wanting the puck. Thats so important in todays game -- to have the puck. It makes the...
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