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Colorado 5, Detroit 1
When: 3:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 18, 2018
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Referees: Marc Joannette, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Matt MacPherson
Attendance: 18032
Nathan MacKinnon collected two goals and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche rolled past the slumping Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday afternoon.

MacKinnon now has 89 points this season, including at least one in 12 straight games and 38 goals total. Gabriel Landeskog had a goal and two assists while Blake Comeau contributed a goal and an assist.

Tyson Barrie increased his point streak to a career-high 10 games with a goal, and Mikko Rantanen added two assists. Four others, including Carl Soderberg, chipped in an assist apiece.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots as the Avs, fighting for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, won for the fourth time in five games.

Justin Abdelkader scored the lone goal for the Red Wings, who are winless in their last 10 games, with nine of the losses coming in regulation. It's the longest winless streak for Detroit since 1986.

The Red Wings were completing a five-game road swing and playing for the third time in four days. Martin Frk and Luke Glendening recorded the assists, while Jared Coreau stopped 26 shots.

The Avs outshot the Wings 12-5 in the first period and jumped to a 2-0 lead.

Landeskog scored his 24th goal less than four minutes into the game. MacKinnon took a shot from the point that Landeskog deflected through Coreau's legs.

Comeau's 12th goal made it 2-0. He got behind the defense, took a perfect pass from Soderberg and tipped the puck past Coreau.

MacKinnon made it 3-0 midway through the second period when he took a pass from Landeskog at center ice, skated in along the left side and shoveled a backhander past Coreau.

Detroit got on the board just over a minute later. Frk, positioned behind the boards, found Abdelkader skating toward the left circle and he wristed the shot past Varlamov.

MacKinnon scored his second goal at 7:09 of the third period. Barrie completed the scoring with a shot from the point during a 5-on-3 Colorado advantage.

The Avs won the first meeting between the teams this season 4-3 in overtime at Detroit on Nov. 19.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   Colorado
Justin Abdelkader 1 Points Nathan MacKinnon 3
Justin Abdelkader 1 Goals Nathan MacKinnon 2
Martin Frk 1 Assists Gabriel Landeskog 2
N/A Power Play Goals Tyson Barrie 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jared Coreau .839 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .974
Jared Coreau 26 Saves Semyon Varlamov 37
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 38 1 0-3 3-4 18 39
Colorado 31 5 1-4 3-3 6 27
Upcoming Games
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .481 after a win and .289 after a loss.