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Detroit Skates Past Colorado 3-2 - Recap

Detroit earned a 3-2 victory over Colorado behind a 2-goal performance from Pavel Datsyuk on Friday at Pepsi Center.

Detroit won as a -102 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Detroit got goals from Pavel Datsyuk (2) and Gustav Nyquist in the victory. Datsyuk opened the scoring at 8:27 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 33-save effort for the Red Wings.

Colorado got goals from P.A. Parenteau and Mark Olver in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 28 of 31 shots for the Avalanche, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-4, while the Avalanche were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Colorado by a margin of 35-31.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blues. The Avalanche will aim to get back on the winning track at Phoenix.