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Franzen's 5 goals lift Red Wings over Senators 7-5

By AP

OTTAWA – Johan Franzen scored five goals and the Detroit Red Wings sent Ottawa to its eighth straight loss by beating the Senators 7-5 on Wednesday night.

The Senators (17-27-8) have lost 14 of 15 and haven't won a home game since beating Pittsburgh on Dec. 26.

Kris Draper and Niklas Kronwall also scored, and Jimmy Howard made 29 saves for the Red Wings.

Milan Michalek scored twice for Ottawa, and Peter Regin had a goal and two assists. Chris Campoli and Alex Kovalev also scored for the Senators.

Robin Lehner was pulled midway through the second period after allowing four goals on 19 shots in his first home start. Brian Elliott allowed two goals on 19 shots in relief.

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