Colorado at Detroit (10/12/10)

Tonight the Avalanche were in Detroit to play the Wings.  The Avs were playing the second night of back to back games and the Wings were rested.  The goalies were Howard and Budaj.

This was a pretty entertaining game but the Wings were inconsistent.  For stretches they looked really good but then they would ease off and Colorado would outwork them.  The Avs outshot the Wings and for the most part outplayed them.

Franzen scored twice in this game, once on an incredible pass from Filppula.  Datsyuk scored a nice tip-in power play goal and Eaves scored shorthanded on a great set up from Helm.  Janik had a fight with McLeod but was never able to get his hand free to swing.  He took a lot of punches but didn’t dish out very much.  The team seemed to appreciate the effort though.

Regulation ended with the game tied and there was a spirited overtime period.  After several good scoring chances both ways the OT ended with no resolution.

Howard and Budaj faced off in a pretty lengthy shootout battle.  The first one to score was Brandon Yip on the 12th shot of the shootout.  That won it for the Avs so the Wings had to settle for a single point.

At times the Red Wings looked excellent in this game but it was too inconsistent.  They missed a golden opportunity to squeeze an extra point out of a tired Colorado team.

This 5-4 overtime loss brings us to:
5 points

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