Avalanche 4, Wings 3

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) –  A third period – three goal rally falls short as the Detroit Red Wings lose at home to the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday.

As heard on sister station WXYT 1270 – Jiri Hudler had two goals and an assist and Valtteri Filppula scored for Detroit. Henrik Zetterberg had three assists and Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots.

After winning 23 straight at Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings have now lost two in a row on home ice, falling 4-3 to the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. The Red Wings hadn’t been beaten in regulation in Detroit since Nov. 3.

Their winning streak was snapped Thursday night with a shootout loss to Vancouver.

Gabriel Landeskog had two goals, and Steve Downie added a goal and two assists for the Avalanche, who handed the Red Wings their third consecutive loss overall. Ryan O’Reilly had three assists, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 28 saves.

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