|COL||0||1||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|DET||1||2||2||(0 - 0)||5|
|G: 3||Shots: 5|
|A: 0||Hits: 2|
|PTS: 3||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 19:27|
|G: 1||Shots: 3|
|A: 0||Hits: 1|
|PTS: 1||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 22:42|
|G: 0||Shots: 0|
|A: 2||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 2||TOI: 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.
|Nicklas Lidstrom (6) ASST: NONE|
1 - 0 DET
|PPG - Johan Franzen (6) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (7), Jiri Hudler (3)|
2 - 0 DET
|PPG - Johan Franzen (7) ASST: Niklas Kronwall (3), Valtteri Filppula (8)|
3 - 0 DET
|PPG - Gabriel Landeskog (5) ASST: Matt Duchene (7), Kyle Quincey (8)|
3 - 1 DET
|Daniel Cleary (2) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (8), Jakub Kindl (3)|
4 - 1 DET
|PPG - Milan Hejduk (5) ASST: Ryan Wilson (8), Erik Johnson (8)|
4 - 2 DET
|EN - Johan Franzen (8) ASST: NONE|
5 - 2 DET
|Jonathan Ericsson Holding against Chuck Kobasew|
|Kyle Quincey Interference against Jiri Hudler|
|Paul Stastny Cross checking against Valtteri Filppula|
|Jay McClement Boarding against Fabian Brunnstrom|
|Jonathan Ericsson Hooking against Matt Duchene|
|Ryan O'Reilly Hooking against Drew Miller|
|Pavel Datsyuk Holding against Matt Duchene|
|Cody McLeod Boarding against Cory Emmerton|
|Cody McLeod Misconduct (10 min) against Cory Emmerton|
|Cody McLeod Cross checking against Cory Emmerton|