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Red Wings look for first win of season vs. Avalanche

Feb 15, 2009 - 8:21 AM Colorado (25-30-1) at Detroit (37-12-7) 5:00 p.m. EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings, one of the NHL's best this season, have struggled against the Western Conference's worst.

Fresh off their first loss in seven games, the Red Wings look to grab their first win of the season against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.

Detroit had its six-game winning streak snapped with a 3-2 loss at Columbus on Friday. Goals by Nicklas Lidstrom and Mikael Samuelsson erased two different one-goal deficits, but Chris Osgood had his three-game winning streak halted when he surrendered the go-ahead goal late in the third period.

The Red Wings sit two points behind San Jose, which visits New Jersey Sunday, in the Western Conference standings, but have to solve the Avalanche if they hope to pull into a tie with the Sharks.

Colorado captured a 3-2 win in Detroit December 15 and used a shootout to grab a 4-3 win at home on December 27.

The Avalanche have fallen on tough times lately, dropping four straight and eight of 10 to sink below St. Louis by two points for last place in the West.

Despite owning a 48-23 advantage in shots against the Canadiens on Friday, Colorado surrendered a pair of goals late in the third period to lose, 4-2.

Jordan Leopold and Tyler Arnason scored goals and Peter Budaj stopped 19 shots in the loss. Budaj has lost three straight and fellow goaltender Andrew Raycroft is in the midst of a personal six-game slide.






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    Colorado
    1 1 3 0 (2) --6
    Detroit 0 3 2 0 (1) --5
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    FIRST PERIOD -- Scoring: 1, Colorado, Ian Laperriere 6 (Cody
    Mccormick), 0:16. Penalties: R Salei, Col (hooking), 4:52; B Clark,
    Col (tripping), 6:13.

    SECOND PERIOD -- Scoring: 2, Colorado, Ruslan Salei 4 (Ben

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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    COLORADO 1 1 3 0 5
    DETROIT 0 3 2 0 5 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 6 (CODY MCCORMICK) 0:16
    2ND PRD: COL - RUSLAN SALEI 4 (BEN GUITE) 0:23
    DET - (PP) DANIEL CLEARY 10 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, BRIAN
    RAFALSKI) 4:21
    DET - (PP) DANIEL

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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 1 3 5
    DETROIT 0 3 2 5 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 6 (CODY MCCORMICK) 0:16
    2ND PRD: COL - RUSLAN SALEI 4 (BEN GUITE) 0:23
    DET - (PP) DANIEL CLEARY 10 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, BRIAN
    RAFALSKI) 4:21
    DET - (PP) DANIEL CLEARY 11 (NICKLAS LIDS

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    COLORADO 5
    DETROIT 5
    3RD PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 21 (RYAN SMYTH, T.J. HENSICK) 12:31

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    COLORADO 4
    DETROIT 5
    3RD PRD: DET - JIRI HUDLER 19 (NIKLAS KRONWALL, DARREN HELM) 9:18

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    COLORADO 4
    DETROIT 4
    3RD PRD: COL - BEN GUITE 3 (CODY MCCORMICK) 6:27

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    COLORADO 3
    DETROIT 4
    3RD PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 33 (BRIAN RAFALSKI, VALTTERI FILPPULA)
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    COLORADO 3
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    3RD PRD: COL - (PP) MAREK SVATOS 13 (WOJTEK WOLSKI, MILAN HEJDUK) 1:01

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 1 2
    DETROIT 0 3 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 6 (CODY MCCORMICK) 0:16
    2ND PRD: COL - RUSLAN SALEI 4 (BEN GUITE) 0:23
    DET - (PP) DANIEL CLEARY 10 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, BRIAN
    RAFALSKI) 4:21
    DET - (PP) DANIEL CLEARY 11 (NICKLAS LIDSTR

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    COLORADO 2
    DETROIT 3
    2ND PRD: DET - MARIAN HOSSA 32 (VALTTERI FILPPULA, VILLE LEINO) 8:58

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    COLORADO 2
    DETROIT 2
    2ND PRD: DET - (PP) DANIEL CLEARY 11 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, PAVEL DATSYUK)
    4:37

    Avalanche 2, Red Wings 2  2nd - 15:23Feb 15 6:14 PM


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    COLORADO 2
    DETROIT 1
    2ND PRD: DET - (PP) DANIEL CLEARY 10 (NICKLAS LIDSTROM, BRIAN
    RAFALSKI) 4:21

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    COLORADO 2
    DETROIT 0
    2ND PRD: COL - RUSLAN SALEI 4 (BEN GUITE) 0:23

    Avalanche 2, Red Wings 0  2nd - 19:37Feb 15 6:03 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 1
    DETROIT 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 6 (CODY MCCORMICK) 0:16
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COL 10 10
    DET 12 12
    GOALIES: COL - ANDREW RAYCROFT
    DET - CHRIS

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    COLORADO 1
    DETROIT 0
    1ST PRD: COL - IAN LAPERRIERE 6 (CODY MCCORMICK) 0:16

    Avalanche 1, Red Wings 0  1st - 19:44Feb 15 5:11 PM
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