The Detroit Red Wings handed the Colorado Avalanche their first loss with a 4-2 decision last night.
Johan Franzen had two power play goals, Pavel Datsyuk scored twice and Daniel Alfredsson ended the night with three assists as Detroit won their fourth straight.
Jonas Gustavsson made 38 saves in net for Jimmy Howard, who is still dealing with a bruised hand.
The Wings will play next against the Coyotes in Phoenix Saturday night.
By” Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports