Detroit 3, Colorado 2

Friday, April 5, 2013 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 19-14-3-2 10-6-1-2 9-8-2-0 W1
Colorado 12-20-4-1 10-6-2-0 2-14-2-1 L3


Red Wings 3, Avalanche 2 (OT): Pavel Datsyuk scored his second goal of the game at 4:44 of overtime as visiting Detroit completed a sweep of its three-game season series against Colorado.

With time winding down in the extra session, captain Henrik Zetterberg made a backhand pass attempt from the left faceoff circle that went on net and was stopped by Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Datsyuk flicked the rebound past the goaltender with one hand on his stick, giving the Red Wings their second win in five contests.

Rookie Gustav Nyquist also scored, Zetterberg notched two assists and Jimmy Howard made 33 saves for Detroit, which remained one point ahead of eighth-place St. Louis in the Western Conference and climbed within one of idle Minnesota for sixth.

Mark Olver and PA Parenteau each recorded a goal and Giguere stopped 28 shots for the Avalanche, who are 1-6-1 in their last eight games.

Datsyuk cashed in on a power-play opportunity at 8:27 of the first period to open the scoring, but Olver lifted a backhand shot past Howard during a breakaway 3:09 later to forge a tie. It took Detroit just 13 seconds to regain the lead as Nyquist pounced on a turnover and tucked the puck in at the right post. Parenteau again knotted the contest at 6:29 of the third as he converted a feed from Jamie McGinn.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The two-goal performance was Datsyuk's first since Nov. 19, 2011 against Los Angeles. ... Detroit went 1-for-4 on the power play. It is 10-for-33 over its last nine road games after going 0-for-36 over its first 10 contests away from home. ... LW Patrick Bordeleau and Ds Greg Zanon and Shane O'Brien were the only members of the Avalanche not to register a shot on goal. C Matt Duchene led the team with five shots.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Colorado
Pavel Datsyuk 2 Points Mark Olver 1
Pavel Datsyuk 2 Goals Mark Olver 1
Henrik Zetterberg 2 Assists Matt Duchene 1
Pavel Datsyuk 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .943 Save Percentage Jean-Sebastien Giguere .903
Jimmy Howard 33 Saves Jean-Sebastien Giguere 28

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 31 3 1-4 3-3 6 28
Colorado 35 2 0-3 3-4 8 26

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Arizona. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against St. Louis. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .579 after a loss.
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