I'll be honest, I'm always a little disappointed when an Avs-Wings game comes and goes without an epic brawl that involves both goaltenders. Granted, it's still early in Tuesday night's game, but we're 0-for-1-period so far. There has been some scoring, though. Detroit struck first on a goal by Nicklas Lidstrom about nine minutes into the game. It's Lidstrom's sixth goal of the season.
Statistically, the game has been relatively even, so it's too soon for panic from the Avalanche. Colorado holds a 10-8 advantage in shots on goal, a 9-7 edge in the faceoff circle, and both teams are 0-1 on the power play.
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