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Avs Earn 4-3 Comeback Win In Detroit

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:47 PM

Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Marek Svatos and Milan Hejduk scored shootout goals to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Colorado, which has won four straight, rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits in the third period.

Cody McLeod had two goals and Matt Duchene also scored for Colorado. Ryan O'Reilly recorded two assists and Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots. He also turned aside Henrik Zetterberg and Ville Leino in the shootout.

Justin Abdelkader, Todd Bertuzzi and Valtteri Filppula scored for Detroit. Chris Osgood made 26 saves. Jason Williams scored a shootout goal for the Red Wings.

McLeod's second goal made it 3-3 with 2:32 left in regulation. He beat Osgood from the bottom of the left circle after taking a pass from O'Reilly.

Filppula had given the Red Wings a 3-2 lead with 6:23 left.

The Avalanche scored twice in a 2:39 span in the middle of the third to tie it at 2-2.

McLeod got the Avalanche within a goal at 2-1 at 9:06 of the third period when he beat Osgood with a wrist shot from the inside edge of the right circle.

Duchene tied it at 2-2 with 8:15 left with his first NHL goal, beating Osgood with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle.

Abdelkader opened the scoring 3:25 into the game when he put in the rebound of Darren Helm's shot. Helm started the play by taking the puck away from defenseman Kyle Cumiskey. It was Abdelkader's first NHL regular-season goal.

Bertuzzi's power-play goal made it 2-0 just 1:14 into the second period when he poked in Zetterberg's pass from just outside the crease. It was Bertuzzi's first goal of the season.

NOTES: Detroit C Pavel Datsyuk missed his second game with an upper-body injury. ... Colorado D Adam Foote was hit in the face by Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom's slap shot in the first period, but wasn't cut. He returned to the bench after being attended to on the ice and didn't miss a shift. ... Williams was cut in the face by Svatos' high stick early in the third and was helped off the ice. Svatos received four minutes for high-sticking.
scoring summary
1st Period
03:25
DET
Justin Abdelkader (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Darren Helm (1)
1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
01:14
DET
PPG - Todd Bertuzzi (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (6), Daniel Cleary (3)
2 - 0 DET
3rd Period
09:06
COL
Cody McLeod (2) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (4)
2 - 1 DET
11:45
COL
Matt Duchene (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brett Clark (4)
2 - 2 Tie
13:37
DET
Valtteri Filppula (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Jason Williams (4), Ville Leino (1)
3 - 2 DET
17:28
COL
Cody McLeod (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (5), TJ Galiardi (4)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDDETCOLTOTAL
1J. Williams
M. Svatos
1 - 1
2H. Zetterberg
M. Hejduk
1 - 2
3V. Leino
1 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
12:28
DET
Todd Bertuzzi  Hi-sticking against  Milan Hejduk
17:24
COL
Cody McLeod  Fighting (maj) against  Brad May
17:24
DET
Brad May  Fighting (maj) against  Cody McLeod
19:19
COL
Matt Hendricks  Hooking against  Henrik Zetterberg
2nd Period
06:46
DET
Kirk Maltby  Cross checking against  Ryan Wilson
16:49
COL
Kyle Quincey  Hooking against  Henrik Zetterberg
19:29
DET
Todd Bertuzzi  Too many men/ice - bench
3rd Period
03:09
COL
Marek Svatos  Hi stick - double minor against  Jason Williams
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
6-1-1
SA: 31TOI: 65:00
Saves: 28EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .903SH: 0 - 0
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
3-2-1
SA: 29TOI: 64:54
Saves: 26EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .897SH: 1 - 1
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