Colorado 5, Detroit 4

Monday, January 10, 2011 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 27-11-4-1 13-5-3-1 14-6-1-0 L1
Colorado 22-15-6-0 12-8-3-0 10-7-3-0 W1


Matt Duchene scored two of Colorado's four first-period goals as the Avalanche chased Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard en route to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Red Wings on Monday night.

Duchene's 17th and 18th goals of the campaign helped the Avalanche build a 4-2 advantage after 20 minutes, forcing Howard out of the game after he stopped just six of 10 shots he faced. David Jones added a second-period goal and Colorado held on from there to win for just the third time in the past nine games.

Paul Stastny and Kevin Porter also had goals for the Avalanche while Peter Budaj turned aside 26 shots for his second straight victory.

Jan Mursak, Brian Rafalski, Tomas Holmstrom and Henrik Zetterberg replied for the Red Wings, who fell to 3-1 on their five-game road trip. The trek concludes Friday in Columbus with the opener of a home-and-home series against the Blue Jackets.

Niklas Lidstrom added a pair of assists in the loss, and now has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) over his last 10 games.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Colorado
Tomas Holmstrom 2 Points Matt Duchene 3
Tomas Holmstrom 1 Goals Matt Duchene 2
Nicklas Lidstrom 2 Assists David Jones 2
Tomas Holmstrom 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joey MacDonald .938 Save Percentage Peter Budaj .867
Joey MacDonald 15 Saves Peter Budaj 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 30 4 2-3 5-5 10 37
Colorado 26 5 0-5 1-3 6 31

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .476 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .607 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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