Wings' Franzen Hot Down The Stretch: Johan Franzen has 20 points over his last 20 games and his been using his frame to play with a more physical style recently, the Detroit Free Press reports. (Updated 4/27/13)
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While Mule regularly heats up in the postseason, his surge in the second half of the shortened season has been a big part of the Wings' ability to remain in the mix for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference as they wrap up their regular season Saturday. (Updated 4/27/13).
05/18/2013 15:48 Red Wings bounce back, even series with Blackhawks
Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday in Game 2 to even their Western Conference semifinal series.
05/10/2013 23:21 Zetterberg's OT goal forces Game 7 against Ducks
Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal 1:04 into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Friday night to extend their first-round series.
Although Johan Franzen's propensity for running very hot and cold may leave many fantasy owners frustrated, the end result has become very consistent -- he's now taillied at least 55 points in three of the last four seasons while only falling short thanks to a torn ACL in 2009-10. In addition to approaching the 30-goal mark every April, Franzen makes his mark with the man advantage (11 power-play tallies last season) and reliably cracks double digits in that department. Further, he's developed a knack for potting goals in clutch situations, with 15 game-winning tallies to his credit over the last two seasons. Once again in position to skate on the wing of Pavel Datsyuk, Franzen remains a strong bet to lead the Wings in goals this season. (Updated 8/14/12)