Detroit sports glance: Red Wings fall to Colorado Avalanche in a shootout

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Avalanche 3, Red Wings 2 (SO) – The Colorado Avalanche snapped the Red Wings three-game winning streaking, defeating Detroit in a shootout on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Avalanche outscored Detroit 2-1 in the shootout on goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Blake Comeau.

Comeau, who scored the game-winning shootout goal, tallied a goal in the third period for the Avalanche. Matt Duchene also added a goal.

The Red Wings had a shootout and regulation goal from Pavel Datsyuk, while Justin Abdelkader chipped in with two assists.Eye on the D

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek took the loss in the shootout, stopping 19 of 21 shots during overtime and regulation play.

The Red Wings are now 28-18-9 on the season, good for 65 points and second place in the Atlantic Division. They are four points ahead of the New Jersey Devils for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will closed its five-game home stand on Sunday afternoon against the Boston Bruins.

Record: 28-18-9   65 pts

2nd Place in Atlantic Division (5 pts behind Florida)

4th Place in Eastern Conference (19 pts behind Washington)

4 pts ahead of New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 51 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 60 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 78 pts

Next Game: 02/14/2016 vs. Boston Bruins 3:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Jonathan Ericsson (2), Pavel Datsyuk (9). Assists- Justin Abdelkader 2 (15), Alexei Marchenko (5), Henrik Zetterberg (28). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek SOL (21-10-5) 19 saves on 21 shots.

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