Recap: Red Wings can’t find rhythm in 7-3 loss to Avalanche
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche took a 3-0 lead and has never regretted winning a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Ball Arena on Friday night.
For Detroit, Vladislav Namestnikov scored his 100th career goal, Joe veleno scored his first goal since November 18 and Philippe hronek found the back of the net for the third time this season.
There was a lot of offense on Friday, as the Red Wings and Avalanche totaled nine goals before the start of the third intermission. Colorado dominated Detroit, 48-40.
With the loss, Detroit lost its third straight game and moved to 4-9-1 on the road with an overall record of 13-12-3 (29 points). Colorado recorded their third straight win and moved to 15-7-2 this season.
FOLLOWING : The Red Wings return home to face the New York Islanders on Tuesday night with a 7:30 p.m. puck face-off from Little Caesars Arena.
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SUMMARY OF RATING
Detroit 0, Colorado 1 (5:01, 1st period)
The Avalanche opened the scoring when JT Compher, in his first game since November 13, fired a shot from Devon Toews for his sixth goal of the season.
Detroit 0, Colorado 2 (7:10, 1st period)
After a pass from Alex Newhook, the receiving shot from Andre Burakovsky went through the legs of the Detroit goaltender Thomas greiss.
Detroit 0, Colorado 3 (9:11, 1st period)
Skating quickly on the ice, Nicolas Aube-Kubel passed the puck to former Red Wing Darren Helm, who scored on a breakaway. It was the 34-year-old’s first game against his former club since signing a one-year contract with Colorado in July.
Detroit 1, Colorado 3 (19:07, 1st period)
The Red Wings responded after the rookie Moritz Seider had a great defensive play and passed the puck to Pie Suter, who gave it to Namestnikov. In the 2-1 that followed, Namestnikov’s 100th career goal reduced Detroit’s deficit to two.
Video: DET @ COL: Namestnikov sets up Suter set-up in transition
Detroit 2, Colorado 3 (3:21, 2nd period)
Surrounded by two Avalanche defenders, the Red Wings Joe veleno skated to the net and scored on a backhand shot to bring Detroit back to less than a goal.
Video: DET @ COL: Veleno scores in the 2nd period
Detroit 2, Colorado 4 (16:01, 2nd period)
Nathan MacKinnon scored his second goal in as many games after shooting the puck from the offensive zone in front of the Detroit goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic.
Detroit 2, Colorado 5 (15:38, 2nd period)
Colorado scored their second goal of the period when Mikko Rantanen fed Burakovsky, who scored his second goal of the game to restore Colorado to a three-goal lead.
Detroit 2, Colorado 6 (12:27, 2nd period)
Samuel Girard crossed the attacking zone and his wrist shot found the back of the net to make it a 6-2 game. Girard was assisted by Tyson Jost and Erik Johnson.
Detroit 3, Colorado 6 (6:26, 2nd period)
Rapid movement of the puck between Nick leddy and Philippe Zadina set up Hronek, who pulled a single snapper and found some string on a Red Wings power play.
Video: DET @ COL: Hronek scores PPG in 2nd period
Detroit 3, Colorado 7 (4:30, 3rd period)
A pass from Toews found Makar, who scored on an empty Red Wings net from long distance to give Colorado their biggest lead, 7-3, of the night.