Red Wings beat Flyers 3-1 in preseason opener

September 16, 2009 7:46:22 PM PDT
Kris Draper, Jamie Tardif and Jeremy Williams scored to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Red Wings' starting goalie Jimmy Howard made six saves in a little over 30 minutes and Daniel Larsson stopped 14 shots.

James Van Riemsdyk scored for Philadelphia and Flyers' goalie Ray Emery made 23 saves in two periods. Brian Boucher stopped nine shots.

Van Riemsdyk opened the scoring 3:26 into the second period when he beat Howard with a wrist shot from the left circle.

Draper tied it at 1, 9:36 into the middle period when he put a rebound past Emery.

Tardif gave the Red Wings the lead with 1:52 left in the second period when he put in a one-time shot from the slot.

Williams scored 3:35 into the third when he flipped in a loose puck from a goal-mouth scramble.

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