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Red Wings 3, Calgary 1

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Miikka Kiprusoff #34 grabs the puck with help from Chris Butler #44 of the Calgary Flames against Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings in first period NHL action on January 31, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

Miikka Kiprusoff #34 grabs the puck with help from Chris Butler #44 of the Calgary Flames against Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings in first period NHL action on January 31, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

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CALGARY (WWJ/AP) – The Red Wings get on the board first and beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Tuesday night.

As heard on WXYT 1270 – Detroit’s Cory Emmerton put in a wrist shot to give the Wings (34-16-1) a one goal lead through the first period. Jiri Hudler scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the third period, and an insurance goal from Drew Miller just over four minutes of play left in the game put the game out of reach for Calgary.

Flames defenseman Chris Butler lost his balance and fell inside the Calgary blue line, allowing Valtteri Filppula to wheel around him and carry the puck deep into the Calgary zone.

Filppula’s centering pass caromed off the side of the net and went right to Hudler, who had an empty net to shoot at as goalie Miikka Kiprusoff was trapped out of position.

Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his NHL-leading 31st victory.

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