Patrick Kane scores in OT to give Red Wings 2-1 victory over Avalanche

DETROIT (AP) — Patrick Kane scored at 3:42 of overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin dropped a pass to Kane, who whipped a quick shot from the top of the hash marks past Avalanche goalie Justus Annunen for his 10th goal of the season.

Nathan MacKinnon scored for the Avalanche. Larkin had Detroit’s other goal.

The victory ended the Red Wings' 10-game losing streak against the Avalanche. Detroit had not beaten Colorado in nearly eight years, and over that span Colorado has outscored Detroit 47-21. The Red Wings' last win over the Avalanche was 5-3 in Detroit on Feb. 27, 2016.

Annunen made 28 saves while Detroit goaltender Alex Lyon stopped 30 shots.

Following a scoreless first period, MacKinnon gave Colorado the lead 4:49 into the second period. Mikko Rantanen fed MacKinnon as he neared the Detroit net and he flipped a close-range shot over Lyon's right shoulder for his 34th goal of the season. MacKinnon is second in the NHL scoring race with 93 points.

Larkin tied the score on the power play with 7:58 remaining in regulation. Taking a pass from David Perron, Larkin snapped a high shot past Annunen on his stick side for his team-leading 25th goal of the season.

The Red Wings have won three games in a row and are 4-0-1 over their past five home games. Colorado’s two-game winning streak came to an end. The Avalanche are 1-4-1 in their last six road games.


Avalanche: Return home to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Red Wings: Face the St. Louis Blues at home on Saturday.



Robert Duff, The Associated Press