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Red Wings beat Penguins 3-1, help playoff position


DETROIT – DETROIT (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal early in the third period and had an assist, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night.

Valtteri Filppula scored in the final minute of the first period and Jimmy Howard finished with 26 saves for the surging Red Wings.

Pascal Dupuis pulled Pittsburgh within a goal late in the second period and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots.

A lot more was at stake the last time the past two NHL champions met in Joe Louis Arena. The Penguins hoisted the Stanley Cup on June 12 after Game 7 to deny Detroit's quest to repeat.

The Red Wings, though, padded their lead for the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs with their fifth win in six games.

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