|COL||1||2||0||(null - null)||3|
|DET||3||1||0||(null - null)||4|
But Osgood’s best came with 8.4 seconds left in the game and Budaj on the bench. Liles took a feed between Brian Rafalski’s legs, but Osgood quickly pushed across the crease to grab the point-block opportunity.
"I just pushed out,” Osgood said. “I knew there wasn't a lot of time left. He couldn't have done much, because I was right on top of him."
Budaj stopped all 20 shots he faced, including 10 in the third period. The relief netminder stopped two in a row off Tomas Holmstrom five minutes into the third, and then fended off a Zetterberg backhander minutes later.
Before Detroit scored four consecutive goals, the Ryan Smyth-Stastny-Hejduk line opened the scoring midway through the first period. Zetterberg responded with a tally less than minute later at 9:46, the first of four consecutive Detroit goals.
GAME NOTES: Seven roster players have played in every playoff meeting between the Red Wings and Avalanche: Joe Sakic, Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg, Nicklas Lidstrom, Darren McCarty, Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby. … Forsberg pulled his groin in the morning skate and did not play. "We knew around 5 o'clock, he pulled his groin in the morning skate,” Quenneville said. “We were hoping he would be able to go, but he wasn't able to go through pregame warmups. Obviously, you miss Peter's talent because he attracts a lot of attention from the opposition. But we're used to him being in and out." … Brad Stuart, whose wife had their baby boy (Logan Michael) on Wednesday, also missed Game 1. … Andreas Lilja, who has not played since Game 3 of the first round series against Nashville, replaced Stuart. Cody McCormick, playing in his first NHL playoff game, replaced Forsberg. … Avalanche forward Wojtek Wolski suffered an upper-body injury and did not return after the first period. "We're hopefully he can play going forward,” Quenneville said.
|Paul Stastny Backhand shot - ASST: Ryan Smyth , Milan Hejduk|
1 - 0 COL
|Henrik Zetterberg Backhand shot - ASST: Pavel Datsyuk , Brian Rafalski|
1 - 1 Tie
|Danny Cleary Tip-in - ASST: Johan Franzen , Brian Rafalski|
2 - 1 DET
|PPG - Johan Franzen Tip-in - ASST: Niklas Kronwall , Jiri Hudler|
3 - 1 DET
|Johan Franzen Slapshot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula , Mikael Samuelsson|
4 - 1 DET
|John-Michael Liles Slapshot - ASST: Cody McLeod , Scott Hannan|
4 - 2 DET
|Milan Hejduk Snap shot - ASST: Paul Stastny , Ryan Smyth|
4 - 3 DET
|Andreas Lilja Roughing against Cody McCormick|
|Ben Guite Holding against Jiri Hudler|
|Cody McLeod Hooking against Henrik Zetterberg|
|Ruslan Salei Cross checking against Henrik Zetterberg|
|Milan Hejduk Hi-sticking against Henrik Zetterberg|
|Andreas Lilja Holding against David Jones|
|Kurt Sauer Interference against Tomas Holmstrom|
|Henrik Zetterberg Interference against Paul Stastny|
|SA: 20||TOI: 37:42|
|Saves: 20||EV: 18 - 18|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 1|
|SV%: 1.000||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 16||TOI: 21:13|
|Saves: 12||EV: 8 - 11|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 4|
|SV%: .750||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 21||TOI: 59:43|
|Saves: 18||EV: 13 - 16|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .857||SH: 1 - 1|