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Red Wings outlast Crosby-less Pens

Danny Cleary scored twice during a three- 1, Tuesday at CONSOL Energy Center.

Johan Franzen also scored during the third and Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who have won three straight and eight of 10.

Jimmy Howard made 25 saves, stopping all 20 shots he faced over the final two periods, to earn the win.

Evgeni Malkin had a goal and Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves for the Penguins.

They have dropped three of their last four and are 1-2 over their last three games without Sidney Crosby, who has been out since colliding with teammate Chris Kunitz in a December 5 loss to the Bruins.