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Red Wings 5, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 5, Avalanche 2
Colorado Avalanche 2, Detroit Red Wings 5
Three Stars of the Game
Johan Franzen
1st
Johan Franzen
G: 3Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 19:27
Nicklas Lidstrom
2nd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:42
Valtteri Filppula
3rd
Valtteri Filppula
G: 0Shots: 0
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 19:57

DETROIT (AP) - Johan Franzen scored three goals, and the suddenly potent Detroit Red Wings rolled to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

Detroit has won two straight with a combined 10 goals after scoring a total of six in a six-game skid following a 5-0 start.

Nicklas Lidstrom started the scoring with a slap shot from the slot off a giveaway midway through the first period. Franzen gave the Red Wings a three-goal lead in the second period and chased goalie Semyon Varlamov.

Dan Cleary scored off his own rebound against Jean-Sebastien Giguere to essentially seal the win with 5:14.

Milan Hejduk pulled the Avalanche within two goals a couple minutes later, but Franzen scored an empty-net goal with 31.3 seconds left after Giguere was pulled for an extra skater.

Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 24 saves. Varlamov gave up three goals on 16 shots.

Gabriel Landeskog got the Avalanche within 3-1 midway through the second period.


scoring summary
1st Period
08:54
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom (6) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
02:36
DET
PPG - Johan Franzen (6) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (7), Jiri Hudler (3)
2 - 0 DET
06:53
DET
PPG - Johan Franzen (7) ASST: Niklas Kronwall (3), Valtteri Filppula (8)
3 - 0 DET
08:18
COL
PPG - Gabriel Landeskog (5) ASST: Matt Duchene (7), Kyle Quincey (8)
3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
14:46
DET
Daniel Cleary (2) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (8), Jakub Kindl (3)
4 - 1 DET
16:55
COL
PPG - Milan Hejduk (5) ASST: Ryan Wilson (8), Erik Johnson (8)
4 - 2 DET
19:28
DET
EN - Johan Franzen (8) ASST: NONE
5 - 2 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
13:27
DET
Jonathan Ericsson  Holding against  Chuck Kobasew
17:55
COL
Kyle Quincey  Interference against  Jiri Hudler
2nd Period
01:29
COL
Paul Stastny  Cross checking against  Valtteri Filppula
06:39
COL
Jay McClement  Boarding against  Fabian Brunnstrom
07:32
DET
Jonathan Ericsson  Hooking against  Matt Duchene
3rd Period
02:48
COL
Ryan O'Reilly  Hooking against  Drew Miller
16:47
DET
Pavel Datsyuk  Holding against  Matt Duchene
19:52
COL
Cody McLeod  Boarding against  Cory Emmerton
19:52
COL
Cody McLeod  Misconduct (10 min) against  Cory Emmerton
19:52
COL
Cody McLeod  Cross checking against  Cory Emmerton
goalie stats
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 16TOI: 26:53
Saves: 13EV: 12 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .813SH: 0 - 0
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 13TOI: 32:08
Saves: 12EV: 11 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .923SH: 0 - 0
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
6-3-1
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 16 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .923SH: 1 - 1
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