Nice to have you in the lineup, Johan Franzen. Hope you can stay awhile.
After playing just one game between Dec. 15 and the Olmypic break, Franzen jumped back on the ice for the Detroit Red Wings with a pair of assists in Wednesday’s 2-1 overtime win at Montreal. Thursday, he kicked it up a notch at Ottawa. He scored a pair of goals 1:59 apart in the first period to help the Wings nab a 3-0 lead, then completed his hat trick just 3:49 into the second with a nasty snap shot over Robin Lehner’s shoulder.
Here’s a look at Mule’s three goals: