It was only a one goal deficit after the first period, but some sloppy turnovers by the young Avalanche defensemen and a couple of unfortunate bounces have given Detroit a serious advantage in this game.
Here are a few key statistics after the first two periods of play:
After outshooting the Avalanche in the second period 10-7, the Red Wings now hold a dominating 22-13 shot advantage.
Daniel Clearly has now scored a goal in his past five games. He now has a point in his past seven games.
Colorado has failed to win a game this season when they score less than three goals. Their past four victories, the Avalanche have scored at least five goals.
Despite holding an 8-1-1 record this season, Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard has only one shutout this season, in the season opener against the Anaheim.