Johan Franzen notched a hat trick last night as the Red Wings powered past the Colorado Avalanche 5-to-2 at Joe Louis Arena. It was Detroit’s second straight win after their 6-game losing streak. Nicklas Lindstrom and Danny Clearly accounted for the other two Detroit goals.
Jimmy Howard stopped 24-of-26 shots for the Red Wings and he said the Detroit defense was superb in front of him. The Red Wings are off now until Friday when they host Edmonton.