Oct 24, 2009 11:44 PM

Anderson has 48 saves, surprising Avs beat Detroit

DENVER (AP) - Craig Anderson made season-high 48 saves, Chris Stewart and T.J. Galiardi each had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche continued their surprising start with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Kris Draper scored his second goal of the season and Jimmy Howard had 20 saves for the Red Wings, who are winless in their last three games.

Colorado, which was picked by many to finish out of the playoffs for the second straight season, is 8-1-2 and leads the Western Conference with 18 points.

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