Posted: Dec 31, 2009 8:04 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Ville Leino's goal with 3:52 left broke a tie, and Darren Helm scored two short-handed goals to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Pavel Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, which had been shut out in three of four games. Jimmy Howard made 20 saves.
Brandon Yip netted both Colorado goals. Matt Duchene and Darcy Tucker each had two assists, and Craig Anderson stopped 31 shots.
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