• 79°

Red Wings hang on to take first game

Associated Press
DETROIT ó Johan Franzen scored two goals and had an assist to help Detroit build a three-goal cushion, and the Red Wings held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Thursday in Game 1 of their second-round series.
Franzenís second goal early in the second put Detroit ahead 4-1, but Colorado pulled within a goal by the end of the period.
Detroitís Chris Osgood made 18 saves.
The Avs pulled Jose Theodore after he gave up four goals on 16 shots, then said they sent him to the team hotel because he was sick. Peter Budaj gave the Avs a chance to come back by stopping all 20 shots he faced.
Game 2 is Saturday afternoon in Detroit.
Joe Louis Arena was buzzing when the puck dropped and a rivalry was renewed, then the Avs quieted the storied arena with the gameís first goal.
Paul Stastny scored midway through the first period.
The lead didnít last long.
Henrik Zetterberg lit the lamp a minute later, then Franzen factored in the next three goals by assisting on Dan Clearyís goal and scoring twice for the first time in a playoff game.
John-Michael Liles scored at 5:17 of the second for Colorado, and Milan Hejduk scored late in the period to make it 4-3.
The sixth-seeded Avs gave the NHLís top-seeded team all it could handle despite an unexpected scratch, getting a player injured during the game and pulling their ill goalie.
Star center Peter Forsberg was out of the lineup because of a groin injury after he had five points against Minnesota in the first round. Forward Wojtek Wolski was sidelined with an upper body injury.
Much was made about the bad blood between the two teams after they matched up five times between 1996-2002 ó combining to win five Stanley Cups over that span.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Blotter: Accident in Food Lion only weekend shooting to produce injuries

Crime

Salisbury man charged with felony drug crimes

Crime

Second person charged in thefts from house near county line

Crime

Police use tear gas to end robbery stand off, arrest suspect

Local

Ask Us: When will Rowan Public Library’s West Branch open?

Nation/World

Prosecution case nears end in ex-cop’s trial in Floyd death

Nation/World

Officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with hitting man with car, fleeing while intoxicated

Local

‘Meet the need’: Rowan County Health Department looks to add to vaccination options

Local

Seaford is first woman in county hired for town manager position since the ’90s

Local

Colonial Spring Frolic makes a comeback to kick off museum’s year

Local

Concord City Council wants to name bridge for fallen officer, Rowan native

Education

RSS administration will recommend selling Faith Elementary property to charter school

Business

Inspired by advice from father-in-law, Angela Mills launches her own business in memory of him

Local

Rowan County Democrats re-elect leaders, pass resolutions

Local

Baseball: Memories come alive in Ferebee book

Local

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, professionals reflect on detecting abuse in a virtual world

Business

Biz Roundup: Small Business Center announces spring slate of workshop for business owners

Clubs

Kiwanis Pancake Festival starts Friday

Local

Rowan fire marshal seeks to clear up confusion, worry caused by solicitation letter

Education

Fun every day: Fifth anniversary for Yadkin Path Montessori School

Nation/World

Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for support for Philip

News

North Carolina sites to resume J&J vaccines after CDC review

News

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option