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Iginla helps Avalanche beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout

DETROIT (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored in the ninth shootout round to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.

Iginla got a wrist shot past Petr Mrazek, who had turned away six straight Avalanche shooters. Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene also scored in the tiebreaker as Colorado ended a three-game road trip with five points.

Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar had shootout goals for Detroit, which fell to 1-7 this season in the tiebreaker.

Detroit had a 22-12 shots advantage five minutes into the third period and finally cashed in when Pavel Datsyuk wristed a power-play shot past Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard for his 13th goal.

The Avalanche tied it with 4:15 left in regulation when Erik Johnson scored on the power play for his eighth of the season.

Mrazek had 22 saves through overtime. Pickard finished with 34.

Colorado had the best chance in overtime when Brad Stuart found himself 10 feet from Mrazek but the goalie made a pad save to keep the game going.

Colorado’s Maxime Talbot received a high-sticking, double-minor penalty late in the first period, but the Red Wings were unable to take advantage for the power play.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock put Datsyuk back together with former linemate Henrik Zetterberg, who got his 22nd assist on the third-period goal. The duo skated with wing Justin Abdelkader.

The line nearly got a second goal late in the third when Zetterberg got a pass from Datsyuk near the net but shot wide.

NOTES: Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard was scratched due to a lower-body injury he suffered during Friday’s 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders. The Red Wings called up Tom McCollum from Grand Rapids of the AHL to back up Mrazek. … Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov missed his sixth straight game with a groin injury. … Red Wings forward Stephen Weiss missed his fourth straight with a separated shoulder. He was eligible to come off injured reserve on Sunday.

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