Sports - Colorado Avalanche

Oct 8, 2011 11:48 PM by Jordan Mason

Conklin's play in net leads Red Wings to 3-0 win

DENVER (AP) - Johan Franzen broke a tie in the second period, Ty Conklin stopped 29 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado 3-0 on Saturday to spoil a night in which the Avalanche retired the jersey of Peter Forsberg.

Henrik Zetterberg scored in the third period and Pavel Datsyuk added a late empty-net goal for the Red Wings, who showed no signs of fatigue playing in the second game of a back-to-back to begin the season.

Conklin was sensational in net as he filled in for Jimmy Howard, who played the night before in Detroit's win over Ottawa. It was Conklin's first shutout since last February.

Semyon Varlamov made 36 saves in his Avalanche debut. Varlamov was acquired from Washington over the summer to shore up the team's deficiencies in net.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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