At the end of the first period, Detroit leads the Colorado Avalanche, 1-0, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Here are a few key facts from the first period of play:
Detroit is controlling the puck and has a 12-6 shots on goal advantage.
Todd Bertuzzi’s power play goal at 12:58 was his third goal of the season, and his first power play goal.
Colorado rookie defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk leads all skaters with 7:31 of ice time.
After the first period of their first meeting of the season, October 13, Detroit and Colorado were tied at one goal apiece.