Former Atlanta star Marian Hossa scored his 36th goal, and Johan Franzen had a goal and two assists to help the Detroit Red Wings win their fourth straight game, 6-3 over the Thrashers on Friday night.
Playing his first game in Atlanta since the Thrashers traded him last year to Pittsburgh, Hossa was booed by maybe half of the capacity crowd at Philips Arena. The building, however, was about half-full of Detroit fans for the defending Stanley Cup champion's first visit to Georgia since Dec. 13, 2005.
Chris Osgood stopped 31 shots to earn his fourth consecutive victory. The Red Wings, who lead the NHL with 105 points, have won five straight on the road to improve to 22-10-5 away from Joe Louis Arena.
Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Hudler and Daniel Cleary also scored for Detroit. Bryan Little, Colin Stuart and Slava Kozlov scored for Atlanta.
The Thrashers have lost two straight after winning a franchise-best six straight. Goalie Kari Lehtonen lost for the first time in five starts. He made 32 saves.
Franzen, who assisted on the first two goals, scored on a power play midway through the third. His 30th goal gave the Red Wings center 28 points in his last 32 games.
Notes:@ Atlanta's frustration was evident with 2:17 remaining. D Garnet Exelby was assessed a 10-minute misconduct as he involved himself a fight between teammate Nathan Oystrick and Detroit's Mikael Samuelsson. ... Hudler's goal was his first in 15 games. ... Red Wings C Valtteri Filppula returned after missing two games with a sore back.
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