DETROIT – Brandon Yip’s goal in the sixth round of the shootout gave the Colorado Avalanche a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
David Jones had two goals goal and an assist in regulation, and Ryan O’Reilly and Daniel Winnik also scored for Colorado. Peter Budaj stopped 24 shots.
Johan Franzen had two goals, and Pavel Datsyuk and Patrick Eaves also scored for Detroit. Todd Bertuzzi and Nicklas Lidstrom had two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 34 saves.
LOS ANGELES (AP)—Ryan Smyth scored the tying goal and set up Jarret Stoll’s go-ahead goal in the opening minutes of the third period, and the Kings rallied for a victory over the Thrashers in their home opener.
Smyth added an empty-net goal and Jonathan Quick made 31 saves for the Kings, who began a season of uncommonly high expectations with two scoreless periods before a late flurry led by Smyth, their veteran forward.
After Smyth scored Los Angeles’ first goal on a rebound, he passed ahead to Stoll for a shot that knuckleballed off Atlanta defenceman Ron Hainsey’s stick and past Chris Mason with 13:50 to play.
Chris Thorburn scored for the Thrashers, who opened the three-game California swing of a four-game road trip.