The Detroit Red Wings were up after one period against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, and they've only extended their lead to 3-1 after two periods. The Red Wings scored two quick goals to take a 3-0 lead early in the period before Colorado trimmed the like by one near the period's midway point.
The Red Wings got goals from Valtteri Filppula and Johan Franzen within the second period's first seven minutes, both on power plays. It was a bad start for the Avalanche, who presumably wanted to capitalize on a struggling Detroit team that had lost six of its past seven games. Colorado came back with a power play goal of its own by Gabriel Landeskog just a few minutes after Detroit extended its lead to three, but it wasn't a great period for the Avalanche.
Colorado now trails by two goals going into the final period at Joe Louis Stadium in Detroit.
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