Red Wings Win Game 1

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DETROIT (AP) - Johan Franzen scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Chris Osgood made 31 saves to help the defending champion Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Franzen and Brad Stuart had goals that went off Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (MAHRK-ahn-dray FLUHR'-ee), who sat on a shot that trickled in for Detroit's series-clinching goal last year.

Sidney Crosby, though, didn't have such luck. Crosby's third-period shot went off Osgood and then hit the post and landed in the middle of the goalie's back as lay on the ice.

Detroit rookie Justin Abdelkader (ab-dehl-KAY'-dur) scored his first playoff goal early in the third, providing a cushion.

Game 2 is Sunday night in Detroit.