There are games (usually in the playoffs) when Detroit's Johan Franzen looks like a man among boys on the ice. A physically dominant power forward with an incredible set of hands around the net that make goal scoring look easy.

This was one of those games.

He was without question the driving force in Detroit's 7-5 win in Ottawa on Wednesday, scoring five goals on 10 shots, giving him a team-best 25 goals on the season. It's the second five-goal game in the NHL this season, as New York's Marian Gaborik hit the mark earlier this month in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Franzen at times seems to get overlooked (perhaps not in Detroit, but on a league-wide level) in the Red Wings lineup, not only because he seems to be hidden in the shadow of Detroit's other star players like Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstrom, but also because injuries have shortened just about every season he's played in the NHL. But make no mistake, when he's healthy and on the ice he's proven to be a multi-talented goal-scorer, and Wednesday's game was a great example of what he's capable of.

He banged in rebounds around the net, he scored on an odd-man rush finishing a shot from the slot, he beat a defender one-on-one at the blue line to free himself for a perfectly placed shot just inside the left circle. He was simply everywhere.