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WINGS ROAD WOES CONTINUE.....Colorado 3, RED WINGS 1, Sa 10/24/09
Posted on: 10-25-2009

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@ DENVER, CO:

    The Red Wings were beaten 3-1 at
Colorado Saturday night.
    Detroit lost for the third consecutive
game to stay winless away from The Joe
this season and fall to 3-4-2.
    Minor league call-up Chris Stewart assisted on the tying goal, then scored the Avs
winner.
    Avalanche goaltender Craig Anderson beat Detroit for the second time in eight days,
frustrating the Red Wing shooters with 48-SV including 21 stops in the final period when
the Wings couldn't cash in on four consecutive power plays over the final 7:20. Anderson's
biggest single save came late in the middle period when he closed his pads to smother a shot
by Detroit's Todd Bertuzzi.
    The lone Detroit goal gave the Red Wings a brief 1-0 lead at 3:09/2 when Kris
Draper (#2) backhandered a Dan Cleary rebound by Anderson.
    Colorado evened it with a backhander of their own by T.J. Galiardi (#1) at 14:26/2.
    Stewart's wrister (#1) at 9:20/3 on a feed from Galiardi made it 2-1.
    Paul Stastny (#4) added an empty net clincher with exactly 1-min to go in regulation.
    Back-up Jimmy Howard got the start in the Detroit goal and made 20-SV.

QUOTEBOOK...

R-WINGS H-COACH MIKE BABCOCK:   "We played well but their goalie stood on his
head. We had a ton of chances, but right now their goaltender is in a zone.”

R-WINGS FWD HENRIK ZETTERBERG:   "Overall, we played a good game. I think
when you have around 50 shots, it is tough to score only one goal. We just have
to stay positive and believe in what you do and keep doing the right things and
not analyze too much. We are playing well and it will come eventually as long as
we play hard and keep working hard."

R-WINGS Rt-WING TODD BERTUZZI:   "It’s tough man. Those [SOGs] are ones
I have to put in. If that goes in, it’s 2-1 us and changes the game.”

AVS GOALIE CRAIG ANDERSON:   "I knew they just wanted to get pucks to the net.
We did a terrific job of clearing the puck. I think only once did we not get it out
when we had it on our sticks. That helped a lot to alleviate a lot of pressure. For the
most part, pucks were hitting me and I was able to make the first save and guys were
helping to pick up the rebounds...We put ourselves into a hole, but we battled through
it."

OVERTIME:

    Stewart was brought up from AHL Erie on Wednesday.
    Stastny was assessed three of the seven Colorado penalties and Scott Hannan was
given two more.
    Stastny had just one goal in his first nine games this season, but three in his last two.
    Colorado is 6-0-2 in its last eight games and 8-1-2 overall.
    Saturday marked the first time all season Detroit did not score on the power play, going
0-for-8 (including a double minor) with the extra man.

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