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Philadelphia — A team finally scored a power-play goal against the Red Wings.

And it would cost the Red Wings the game, yet another one in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn scored a power-play goal at 11 minutes, 5 seconds of the third period, snapping a tie, and leading the Flyers to a 4-2 victory.

It was an improbable Red Wings loss given they dominated this game for long stretches.

But just as the Red Wings suddenly pulled out a victory over Penguins earlier in the week, they somehow came away earning no points in this one.

"It's tough to lose when you play good enough to win," Henrik Zetterberg said.

Riley Sheahan and Pavel Datsyuk scored Red Wings goals.

The Red Wings (4-2-2, 10 points) outshot the Flyers, 37-17, and didn't allow Philadelphia a shot in the second period until with seven minutes left.

But the Flyers hung around and made the Red Wings pay for any mistake.

"I don't think they had any momentum ever," coach Mike Babcock said. "They're living right tonight, let's be honest.

"We did a lot of good things, but we weren't rewarded. The other night (against Pittsburgh) we didn't play a good game and got two points. It goes like that sometimes. We prepared well, we played hard, and we weren't rewarded. In the long term, we will be."

Schenn redirected a Jakub Voracek shot past goalie Jonas Gustavsson, who was screened and didn't have much of an opportunity for a save.

The Red Wings had been successful on 25 consecutive penalty kills to that point.

Michael Raffl then added an empty-net goal, his second goal of the game, with 30 seconds left in the game.

And the Red Wings' misery in Philadelphia continued.

The Red Wings haven't won a regular season game in Philadelphia since Jan. 25, 1997 (Detroit also won two Stanley Cup Finals games in Philadelphia that spring, helping the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup).

But they've lost all 10 games in Philadelphia since and are 13-39-11.

But few of them will be more difficult to digest than this one.

"We played well, but we couldn't get a way to get that second goal and give us even more momentum," Gustavsson said. "We wanted to step on the gas and get that second or third (goal), but it was one of those games the other goalie played well."

Ray Emery stopped 35 shots for the Flyers (3-3-2, 8 points), who also got a goal from Nicklas Grossmann.

A Voracek pass sent Raffl in alone, and he beat Gustavsson at 6:01, Raffl's third goal, giving the Flyers a brief 2-1 lead.

But Datsyuk answered quickly for the Red Wings with his first goal of the season.

Datsyuk somehow got behind both Flyers defensemen and was alone in front of Emery, deftly slipping the puck past the goalie 42 seconds after Raffl's goal.

Sheahan opened the game's scoring with his first goal.

Andrej Nestrasil put a backhand shot on net that Emery made the stop, but left a juicy rebound. Sheahan, driving to the net, put back the rebound at 15:33.

The Red Wings continued to struggle on the power play (they were 0-for-3 in the game, 2-for-30 on the season), and kept the Flyers in the game.

"Not very good," said Babcock of the power play. "We have to fix it. You have to work on something every day. It's pretty obvious what ours is."

Said Zetterberg: "We just need a goal. We're getting a lot of chances. We need one goal and the puck will fly in there. But it's not going in (right now)."

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