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Jordan Leopold gives Avalanche 6-5 shootout win over Red Wings

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DETROIT - Jordan Leopold scored in the fifth round of a shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

Wojtek Wolski also scored in the shootout to help Colorado end a four-game losing streak. Andrew Raycroft stopped 40 shots in regulation and overtime, then only allowed Henrik Zetterberg's goal in the second round of the tiebreaker.

Ian Laperriere had a goal and an assist, and Ruslan Salei, Marek Svatos, Ben Guite and Milan Hejduk also scored in regulation for the Avalanche.

Marian Hossa, who has 33 goals, and Dan Cleary each had two goals, and Jiri Hudler scored for Detroit. Chris Osgood made 23 saves.

Hejduk tied at 5 with 7:29 left in the third with his 21st goal. He tipped in a rebound from just outside the crease.

Detroit overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second period to take a 3-2 lead.

Colorado stretched its led to 2-0 just 23 seconds into the period on Salei's fourth goal. He beat Osgood with a slapshot from along the boards.

Cleary put the Red Wings on the board with the first of his two power-play goals. The first came at 4:21, when he deflected Nicklas Lidstrom's shot from just below crossbar level. A delayed penalty was being called on Salei as Cleary scored and was assessed. Scott Hannan then got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to give Detroit a two-man advantage.

Cleary then tipped another shot by Lidstrom out of the air, this one from about knee level, at 4:47 to tie it at two.

Hossa gave Detroit the lead, with his first goal, with 8:38 left when he scored from the top of the right circle.

Laperriere opened the scoring just 16 seconds into the game. It came after Rafalski overskated the puck where Osgood left it for him at the side of the net. Cody McCormick picked up the loose puck and passed it in front to Laperriere.

Notes: Referee Dan O'Rourke missed the start of the game. Dan O'Halloran served as the lone referee until O'Rourke got onto the ice 9:57 into the first period. ... Colorado LW Ryan Smyth played his 900th game. ... Detroit RW Johan Franzen missed his fifth game because of a hand injury. ... Avalanche D Adam Foote returned after missing 17 games with a triceps injury. ... Red Wings D Brett Lebda missed his second game with a sore back ... Avalanche RW Darcy Tucker missed the game because of an illness in the family. ... The goal 16 seconds into the game was the fastest allowed by Detroit this season. The previous fastest was 1:07, also by the Avalanche (Wolski) on Dec. 15, also at Joe Louis Arena. ... Detroit's Darren Helm got his first career regular-season point when he assisted on Hudler's goal.

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