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Postgame: Third period explosion sees Wings take care of Avs

Unless you hate yourself, I can’t think of any good reason why you’d want to watch Wings-Avs in 2017. But if you did anyway, you’d see yourself treated to a pretty fun hockey game between the two old rivals, with the Red Wings coming out on top by a 5-1 score.

The Rundown

Nothing substantial really happened through nearly half of this game. The Wings managed just 12 shots through 40, and the two teams combined had just 11 in the second period.

Nevertheless, the Wings headed into the the third up 1-nil via two rarities: a Justin Abdelkader power play goal. Madness!

Nathan MacKinnon drew the Coloradoes level via a slick deflection from a Tyson Barrie shot, but it would be their last gasp.

Tomas Tatar pushed the Wings over the finish line in the third period, first with this…

… then with this.

D-Boss Larkin then managed his 15th of the season, while Nyquist picked up the slack for his 10th.

Ballgame.

Detroit Red Wings 5, Colorado Avalanche 1.

The stats

The Wings didn’t really get anything going in this game until early in the second period, but two points is two points.

Motor City MVP

Tatar’s pair earns him today’s MVP award.

Up next

The Wings play Buffalo Monday night at the Joe. 7:30 start.

Cheers!