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Red Wings 4, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 4, Avalanche 2
Colorado Avalanche 2, Detroit Red Wings 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.

Brandon Yip netted both Colorado goals. Matt Duchene and Darcy Tucker each had two assists, and Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots.

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
12:56
DET
Pavel Datsyuk (9) ASST: Todd Bertuzzi (12), Doug Janik (1)
1 - 0 DET
17:56
DET
SHG - Darren Helm (4) ASST: Kris Draper (7), Nicklas Lidstrom (15)
2 - 0 DET
19:12
COL
PPG - Brandon Yip (2) ASST: Darcy Tucker (7), Matt Duchene (15)
2 - 1 DET
3rd Period
11:59
COL
PPG - Brandon Yip (3) ASST: Darcy Tucker (8), Matt Duchene (16)
2 - 2 Tie
16:08
DET
Ville Leino (4) ASST: Derek Meech (1), Valtteri Filppula (5)
3 - 2 DET
19:37
DET
SHG - EN - Darren Helm (5) ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (16)
4 - 2 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
00:11
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Slashing against  Wojtek Wolski
01:25
COL
Brett Clark  Holding against  Darren Helm
13:33
DET
Doug Janik  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
19:58
COL
Brandon Yip  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
10:03
DET
Todd Bertuzzi  Roughing against  TJ Galiardi
17:21
DET
Brian Rafalski  Hooking against  Chris Stewart
3rd Period
02:29
COL
Cody McLeod  Holding the stick against  Brad Stuart
05:38
COL
Adam Foote  Roughing against  Tomas Holmstrom
05:38
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Roughing against  Adam Foote
10:19
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Cross checking against  Scott Hannan
18:01
DET
Valtteri Filppula  Tripping against  Kyle Cumiskey
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
SA: 34TOI: 58:53
Saves: 31EV: 28 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .912SH: 1 - 2
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
13-8-2
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 14 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0
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