|COL||0||1||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|DET||0||2||2||(0 - 0)||4|
DETROIT (AP) - Ville Leino's goal with 3:52 left broke a tie and Darren Helm scored two short-handed goals to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Pavel Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, which had been shut out in three of four games. Jimmy Howard made 20 saves.
Leino, who has four goals this season, tipped Derek Meech's shot from the point out of the air. The goal stood up to a video review.
Helm added his second short-handed goal, and fifth tally of the season, into an empty net.
Yip's second power-play goal of the night tied it at 2-2 with 8:01 left in the third period. He put Tucker's cross-crease pass into the open side for his third goal.
Detroit led 2-1 after two periods.
Datsyuk opened the scoring with 7:04 left in the middle period when he beat Anderson with a wrist shot from the high slot off the rush. It was Datsyuk's ninth goal and the first by the Red Wings in 300 minutes, 29 seconds, over five games that wasn't scored by Todd Bertuzzi. However, Bertuzzi sent Datsyuk into the Avalanche zone with a pass.
Helm's goal with 2:04 left in the second period made it 2-0. He picked up a puck that had been chipped out of the Detroit zone by Kris Draper, raced in off the left wing for a breakaway, made a move and beat Anderson high on the glove side.
Yip put Colorado on the board with a power-play goal with 48 seconds left in the second.
NOTES: Detroit RW Patrick Eaves didn't play because of the flu. ... Colorado D Kyle Quincey is a former Red Wings player. ... Helm's goal was the Red Wings' first not scored by the top line of Datsyuk, Bertuzzi and Tomas Holmstrom in 349:58. Eaves scored in the third period on Dec. 17.
|Pavel Datsyuk (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Todd Bertuzzi (12), Doug Janik (1)|
1 - 0 DET
|SHG - Darren Helm (4) Snap shot - ASST: Kris Draper (7), Nicklas Lidstrom (15)|
2 - 0 DET
|PPG - Brandon Yip (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Darcy Tucker (7), Matt Duchene (15)|
2 - 1 DET
|PPG - Brandon Yip (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Darcy Tucker (8), Matt Duchene (16)|
2 - 2 Tie
|Ville Leino (4) Tip-in - ASST: Derek Meech (1), Valtteri Filppula (5)|
3 - 2 DET
|SHG - EN - Darren Helm (5) Slapshot - ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (16)|
4 - 2 DET
|Tomas Holmstrom Slashing against Wojtek Wolski|
|Brett Clark Holding against Darren Helm|
|Doug Janik Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Brandon Yip Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|Todd Bertuzzi Roughing against TJ Galiardi|
|Brian Rafalski Hooking against Chris Stewart|
|Cody McLeod Holding the stick against Brad Stuart|
|Adam Foote Roughing against Tomas Holmstrom|
|Tomas Holmstrom Roughing against Adam Foote|
|Tomas Holmstrom Cross checking against Scott Hannan|
|Valtteri Filppula Tripping against Kyle Cumiskey|
|SA: 34||TOI: 58:53|
|Saves: 31||EV: 28 - 30|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .912||SH: 1 - 2|
|SA: 22||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 20||EV: 14 - 14|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 8|
|SV%: .909||SH: 0 - 0|