April 5 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula (51) falls over the top of Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere (35) as right wing David Van der Gulik (14) defends during the third period of the game the Pepsi Center. The Red Wings defeated the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
DENVER (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk knocked in a rebound at 4:45 of overtime, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night to hold onto seventh place in the Western Conference.
Datsyuk, who had two goals, ended the game after Henrik Zetterberg put a shot on net that goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere didn't cover. Datsyuk reached out to poke in the puck as defenseman Matt Hunwick was draped all over him.
Jimmy Howard had 32 saves, and Gustav Nyquist had a goal for the Red Wings, who are locked in a tight fight for a playoff spot.
P.A. Parenteau and Mark Olver scored for Colorado, which gave Detroit all it could handle before losing for the 11th time in 13 games.
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