Filppula's Double Take Leads Wings Past Avalanche
Penguins win in OT, Wild overcome Coyotes
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2007 12:47 AM CST
Detroit Red Wings center Valterri Flippula, left, of Finland, reacts as the puck flies toward his face while Colorado Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj, right, of Slovakia, looks on in the second period of...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – For the second straight night, Valtteri Filppula netted two goals, leading Detroit to a 4-2 victory over Colorado, the AP reports. The game put an end to an Avalanche home hot streak, and earned the Red Wings their 13th victory in the past 15 contests. Jiri Hudler and Mikael Samuelsson had Detroit's two other goals. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • The Penguins rallied to overcome the Capitals, tying the game in the third period to force overtime. Sergei Gonchar's goal then put it away, 4-3.
  • Minnesota connected on three power play goals and goalie Niklas Backstrom had 46 saves as the Wild trumped the Coyotes 3-2. Backstrom's spectacular performance came a day after Minnesota allowed eight goals to Dallas.