Toronto at Detroit

    Red Wings 7, Maple Leafs 3


    DETROIT -- Jiri Hudler and Mike Modano worked well together in their first game as linemates.

    Hudler scored twice, Modano had two assists and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3 in a preseason game on Friday night.

    Hudler and Modano, along with Dan Cleary, will form what the Red Wings think will be a potent third line. Friday night was the first time the trio was together during the preseason -- Hudler and Modano had not skated together in a game.

    "It was good tonight. We were moving the puck and moving our legs a bit," said Modano, who signing a $1.25 million free-agent contract in August after leaving the Dallas Stars.

    Hudler got his first two goals since leaving Detroit after the 2008-09 season to play in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League last season.

    "Just trying to learn each other on the ice," Hudler said. "He's been in the league for 20 years. It's not going to be hard for him to read the ice."

    Hudler's first goal, a power-play effort 8:45 into the first period that gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead, came after Modano's shot from the point deflected off the skate of Toronto defenseman Tomas Kaberle in front of the net directly to Hudler, who put it past Jussi Rynnas.

    Hudler tipped in Brian Rafalski's shot from the point 7:29 into the second period for his second goal. Modano got the second assist.

    Niklas Kronwall and Johan Franzen each had a goal and an assist and Jan Mursak, Jakub Kindl, and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for Detroit (3-3-0). Thomas McCollum made 16 saves and Joey MacDonald stopped three shots.

    Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and Tyler Bozak and Mikhail Grabovsky also scored for the Maple Leafs (4-3-1). Rynnas made 27 saves.

    "The Red Wings were flying. Jussi struggled a bit," Toronto coach Ron Wilson said. "When you get behind the 8-ball an open the game up to get back into the game, it's not the way you want to play the Red Wings."


    Detroit recalled McCollum and forwards Willie Coetzee, Francis Pare and Tomas Tatar from its American Hockey league affiliate in Grand Rapids.

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    Scoring Summary
    1st Period
    6:26Jan Mursak - Assist: Kirk Maltby
    8:45Power Play - Jiri Hudler - Assists: Mike Modano and Niklas Kronwall
    10:32Power Play - Phil Kessel - Assists: Kris Versteeg and Dion Phaneuf
    18:25Power Play - Jakub Kindl - Assist: Johan Franzen
    2nd Period
    7:29Jiri Hudler - Assists: Brian Rafalski and Mike Modano
    16:35Tyler Bozak - Assists: Kris Versteeg and Phil Kessel
    3rd Period
    2:28Power Play - Niklas Kronwall - Assist: Valtteri Filppula
    4:27Johan Franzen - Assists: Valtteri Filppula and Nicklas Lidstrom
    5:04Mikhail Grabovski - Assists: Nikolai Kulemin and Mike Komisarek
    10:23Power Play - Henrik Zetterberg - Assists: Pavel Datsyuk and Brian Rafalski
    Penalty Summary
    1st Period
    7:25Francois Beauchemin: slashing - minor
    9:16Jiri Hudler: hooking - minor
    13:11Jan Mursak: hooking - minor
    16:25Jan Mursak: high-sticking - minor
    16:58Tyler Bozak: high-sticking - minor
    2nd Period
    8:30Tyler Bozak: interference - minor
    11:13Phil Kessel: hooking - minor
    17:15Nicklas Lidstrom: hooking - minor
    3rd Period
    2:24Mike Komisarek: interference - minor
    9:22Tomas Kaberle: hooking - minor
    16:28Mike Komisarek: holding - minor
    Shots on Goal
    Jussi Rynnas59:50277
    Joey MacDonald19:5731
    Thomas McCollum39:56162
    Game Information
    Attendance - 18577
    Referees - Dan O'Halloran, Brian Pochmara
    Linesmen - Ryan Galloway, Greg Devorski
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