DETROIT — Valtteri Filppula scored 5:32 into the third period, putting the Detroit Red Wings ahead to stay in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
Jimmy Howard made 23 saves, and Darren Helm and Johan Franzen added goals for Detroit. The Red Wings snapped New Jersey's four-game winning streak and dealt the Devils their first loss in regulation in eight games.
Brian Rolston scored for New Jersey and Martin Brodeur made 26 saves.
Filppula's goal snapped a 1-1 tie. New Jersey had a goal disallowed with 2:28 remaining when officials ruled Howard was pushed into the net by an attacking player.
Franzen scored with 43.6 seconds to play after the Devils were unable to pull Brodeur for an extra skater.
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