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OT Goal Lifts Red Wings Past Avalanche

Friday, 04.05.2013 / 10:26 PM

Associated Press

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OT Goal Lifts Red Wings Past Avalanche
Detroit Red Wings 3, Colorado Avalanche 2
Three Stars of the Game
Pavel Datsyuk
1st
Pavel Datsyuk
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 22:21
PA Parenteau
2nd
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
RW
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: -1TOI: 18:28
Mark Olver
3rd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 10:02

DENVER (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk knocked in a rebound at 4:45 of overtime, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night to hold onto seventh place in the Western Conference.

Datsyuk, who had two goals, ended the game after Henrik Zetterberg put a shot on net that rebounded off goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Datsyuk reached out to poke in the puck.

Jimmy Howard had 32 saves, and Gustav Nyquist had a goal for the Red Wings, who are locked in a tight fight for a playoff spot.

P.A. Parenteau and Mark Olver scored for Colorado, which gave Detroit all it could handle.

The Red Wings came into Friday having lost three of four. They slipped to seventh place, one point ahead of St. Louis, which has played two fewer games. Detroit is a perennial top seed in the postseason but is in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 1990.

The Avalanche have been reduced to the spoiler role for the third straight season.

Despite the different directions, this game was close. Detroit took a 1-0 lead on Datsyuk's power-play goal midway through the first period - his team-leading 12th goal of the season.

Colorado tied it when Olver scored on a breakaway at 11:36, but Nyquist gave the Red Wings the lead back with his second goal of the season 13 seconds later.

It stayed that way until the third, when Colorado came out charging. The pressure paid off when Parenteau tipped in a pass from Jamie McGinn at 6:29 to tie it 2-2.

The Avalanche continued to dominate in the third and held a 14-1 advantage in shots before Tyson Barrie took a penalty at 14:16. The Red Wings couldn't take advantage of the power play and the game went into overtime.

Colorado won't have much time to dwell on the loss as they will travel to Phoenix after the game for a Saturday night tilt against the Coyotes.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:27
DET
PPG - Pavel Datsyuk (12) ASST: Johan Franzen (15), Henrik Zetterberg (26)
1 - 0 DET
11:36
COL
Mark Olver (4) ASST: David Van Der Gulik (1), Aaron Palushaj (6)
1 - 1 Tie
11:49
DET
Gustav Nyquist (2) ASST: NONE
2 - 1 DET
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
06:29
COL
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (15) ASST: Jamie McGinn (10), Matt Duchene (21)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
04:44
DET
Pavel Datsyuk (13) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (27), Niklas Kronwall (21)
3 - 2 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
07:55
COL
Erik Johnson  Interference against  Jordin Tootoo
18:44
DET
Justin Abdelkader  Boarding against  Ryan O'Reilly
2nd Period
14:04
COL
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau  Elbowing against  Jordin Tootoo
14:18
DET
Johan Franzen  Interference against  John Mitchell
17:43
COL
Patrick Bordeleau  Tripping against  Niklas Kronwall
3rd Period
08:31
DET
Pavel Datsyuk  Holding the stick against  Matt Hunwick
14:16
COL
Tyson Barrie  Holding the stick against  Jonathan Ericsson
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
16-11-4
SA: 35TOI: 64:22
Saves: 33EV: 28 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .943SH: 2 - 2
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 31TOI: 64:42
Saves: 28EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .903SH: 1 - 1
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