DETROIT -- With plenty of traffic -- provided by Tomas Holmstrom
and Robert Lang -- in front of the Colorado net, Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom
whistled a slap shot from the blue line past goalie Jose Theodore for a 1-0 lead in the first period of the Wings' pre-season home opener at Joe Louis Arena.
Lidstrom's goal came on the Wings' second power-play opportunity of the period. Holmstrom and Jiri Hudler
assisted on the goal at 15:56.
Wings goalie Chris Osgood was spectacular, holding the Avalanche off the board, turning away all 10 Colorado shots in the period.