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Red Wings dump road weary Avs

The Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a lopsided loss by holding on for a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena.

Justin Abdelkader, Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner each had a goal for Detroit, which was coming off Sunday's 7-1 home setback to Chicago.

Pulled against the Blackhawks, Jimmy Howard finished with 22 saves Monday against a Colorado team struggling mightily on the road this season.

The Avalanche have dropped 12 straight away from Pepsi Center.