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Avalanche 6, Red Wings 5, SO

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:51 PM

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Avalanche 6, Red Wings 5, SO
Colorado Avalanche 6, Detroit Red Wings 5

DETROIT (AP) -Jordan Leopold scored in the fifth round of a shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Wojtek Wolski also scored in the shootout to help Colorado end a four-game losing streak. Andrew Raycroft stopped 40 shots in regulation and overtime, then only allowed Henrik Zetterberg's goal in the second round of the shootout.

Ian Laperriere, Ben Guite and Milan Hejduk each had a goal and an assist, while Ruslan Salei and Marek Svatos also scored in regulation for the Avalanche.

Marian Hossa - who has 33 goals - and Dan Cleary each tallied twice, and Jiri Hudler also scored for Detroit. Chris Osgood made 23 saves.

Hejduk tied at 5-5 with 7:29 left in the third on his 21st goal. He tipped in a rebound from just outside the crease.

Laperriere opened the scoring just 16 seconds into the game. It came after Rafalski overskated the puck where Osgood left it for him at the side of the net. Cody McCormick picked up the loose puck and passed it in front to Laperriere.

Colorado stretched its led to 2-0 just 23 seconds into the second period on Salei's fourth goal. He beat Osgood with a slap shot from along the boards.

Cleary put the Red Wings on the board with the first of his two power-play goals. The first came at 4:21, when he deflected Nicklas Lidstrom's shot from just below crossbar level. A delayed penalty was being called on Salei as Cleary scored and was assessed. Scott Hannan then got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to give Detroit a two-man advantage.

Cleary then tipped another shot by Lidstrom out of the air, this one from about knee level, at 4:47 to tie it at 2-2.

Hossa gave Detroit a 3-2 lead with 8:38 left in the middle frame when he scored from the top of the right circle.

The Avs battled back from a one-goal deficit on three separate occasions in the third period.

Notes: Referee Dan O'Rourke missed the start of the game. Dan O'Halloran served as the lone referee until O'Rourke got onto the ice 9:57 into the first period. ... Colorado LW Ryan Smyth played his 900th game. ... Detroit RW Johan Franzen missed his fifth game because of a hand injury. ... Avalanche D Adam Foote returned after missing 17 games with a triceps injury. ... Red Wings D Brett Lebda missed his second game with a sore back ... Avalanche RW Darcy Tucker missed the game because of an illness in the family. ... The goal 16 seconds into the game was the fastest allowed by Detroit this season. The previous fastest was 1:07, also by the Avalanche (Wolski) on Dec. 15, also at Joe Louis Arena. ... Detroit's Darren Helm got his first career regular-season point when he assisted on Hudler's goal.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:16
COL
Ian Laperriere (6) Snap shot - ASST: Cody McCormick (8)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
00:23
COL
Ruslan Salei (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Ben Guite (4)
2 - 0 COL
04:21
DET
PPG - Daniel Cleary (10) Tip-in - ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (29), Brian Rafalski (37)
2 - 1 COL
04:47
DET
PPG - Daniel Cleary (11) Slapshot - ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (30), Pavel Datsyuk (46)
2 - 2 Tie
08:58
DET
Marian Hossa (32) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (22), Ville Leino (2)
3 - 2 DET
3rd Period
01:01
COL
PPG - Marek Svatos (13) Slapshot - ASST: Wojtek Wolski (22), Milan Hejduk (22)
3 - 3 Tie
03:33
DET
Marian Hossa (33) Tip-in - ASST: Brian Rafalski (38), Valtteri Filppula (23)
4 - 3 DET
06:27
COL
Ben Guite (3) Tip-in - ASST: Cody McCormick (9), Ian Laperriere (10)
4 - 4 Tie
09:18
DET
Jiri Hudler (19) Snap shot - ASST: Niklas Kronwall (32), Darren Helm (1)
5 - 4 DET
12:31
COL
Milan Hejduk (21) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Smyth (27), TJ Hensick (14)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDDETCOLTOTAL
1P. Datsyuk
W. Wolski
0 - 1
2H. Zetterberg
M. Svatos
1 - 1
3J. Hudler
M. Hejduk
1 - 1
4M. Hossa
R. Smyth
1 - 1
5D. Cleary
J. Leopold
1 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
04:52
COL
Ruslan Salei  Hooking against  Valtteri Filppula
06:13
COL
Brett Clark  Tripping against  Jiri Hudler
2nd Period
03:30
COL
Scott Hannan  Delay of game
04:21
COL
Ruslan Salei  Hooking against  Pavel Datsyuk
04:21
COL
Scott Hannan  Unsportsmanlike conduct
05:52
COL
Adam Foote  Hi-sticking against  Mikael Samuelsson
13:34
DET
Derek Meech  Interference against  Wojtek Wolski
3rd Period
00:09
DET
Andreas Lilja  Interference against  Ben Guite
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 45TOI: 65:00
Saves: 40EV: 34 - 37
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
18-5-7
SA: 28TOI: 64:54
Saves: 23EV: 22 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .821SH: 1 - 1
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