DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings' patience and hard work paid off.
"In the end, we found a way," Zetterberg said. "We made their defense tired because we stayed in their end a long time. Eventually with patience and shooting the puck, the puck went in."
"We've got some work to do to catch up with them," Flyers coach John Stevens said.
The Red Wings are the defending Stanley Cup champions and have the most points in the NHL this season. Philadelphia is tied for second in the Atlantic Division.
Franzen made it 2-2 at 9:47 of the third period with his 29th goal. It was set up by Datsyuk, who got to a puck along the left wing boards and avoided defenseman Ryan Parent at the same time. Datsyuk then sent a cross-ice pass to Franzen, who put a shot over the sprawling Biron.
"It was Pav all over the ice," Osgood said. "Making great plays, backchecking, stealing pucks."
Zetterberg broke the tie with 8:41 left when he scored from the left circle, his 29th goal.
"This game's fair. If you do things right and do them right longer, you tend to win more often," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "We made a mistake a couple times and they scored on their chances, but I thought it was fair. The team that stuck with it the longest got a win tonight."
Philadelphia held a 2-1 lead after two periods.
Lupul's 21st goal gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead 4:28 into the second period. He beat Osgood from the right circle with a snap shot.
Datsyuk put the Red Wings on the board with 2:33 left in the second with his 28th goal, beating Biron high on the short side with a wrist shot from the outside edge of the left circle.
"It was just a great shot," Biron said. "I didn't give him much, I didn't think I gave him much. It was just a great shot.
"It's a different game if it's 2-0 after two."
Philadelphia led 1-0 after the first period despite being outshot 19-8.
The Flyers had trailed after the first period in their previous 11 games.
|Henrik Zetterberg breaks the tie in the third period with his 29th goal of the season. (US Presswire)|
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|16:34||Scott Hartnell (26), Snap Shot. Assist: Coburn|
|04:28||Joffrey Lupul (21), Snap Shot. Assist: Carter, Hartnell|
|17:27||Pavel Datsyuk (28), Snap Shot. Assist: Franzen|
|09:47||Johan Franzen (29), Wrist Shot. Assist: Datsyuk, Stuart|
|11:19||Henrik Zetterberg (29), Wrist Shot. Assist: Samuelsson, Ericsson|
|04:07||Carter, 2 min, Hooking|
|04:07||Kopecky, 2 min, Roughing|
|04:07||Hartnell, 2 min, Roughing|
|06:28||Carcillo, 2 min, Roughing|
|06:51||Timonen, 2 min, Hooking|
|09:17||Hossa, 2 min, Holding|
|17:50||Hartnell, 2 min, Tripping|
|18:10||Hossa, 2 min, Holding the Stick|
|15:00||Parent, 2 min, Holding|
|Shots On Goal|
|Attendance - 20066|
|Referees - Dennis LaRue, Brad Watson|
|Linesmen - Mark Shewchyk, Scott Cherrey|