Wings 4, Penguins 1
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PITTSBURGH (WWJ/AP) – The Penguins got on the board first but it was the only goal they would see as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Tuesday.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – the Wings were trailing 1-0 in the first period before Pavel Datsyuk tied things up with a backhand shot in the second period.
Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots as the Wings go to 7-7 on the road.
Johan Franzen added his team-leading 14th goal for Detroit and Danny Cleary provided some insurance with a pair of late goals as the Red Wings won their third straight.
Evgeni Malkin scored his 11th goal of the season for Pittsburgh, but the Penguins went 0 for 4 on the power play and couldn’t connect on their few quality chances.
The Penguins played without captain Sidney Crosby, who missed his third straight game and 23rd overall this season following a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms.
Pittsburgh is 1-2-0 during Crosby’s current absence, with both losses to members of the league’s elite.
The Red Wings take on the Nashville Preditors on Thursday - hear all the action on 97.1 The Ticket beginning at 7:30 p.m.
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