On Monday night the NHL went back into action after the Olympic games ended with a classic NHL rivalry between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche and it's safe to say that this game went on like that of an Olympic hockey game with 3 Swedish goals from Holmstrom, Franzen and Lidstrom. Wings were up 2-0 going into the second but a response from Stasny and the Avs quickly made it 2-2 until in the middle minutes of the third thanks to a power-play goal from veteran Nick Lidstrom to knot up the game winner at 3-2. After the game Lidstrom told the press that "I'm happy with our effort tonight, there was no Olympic hangover in the 1st. We came out strong and showed great puck control but we need to work on holding leads especially by a two goal margin. It almost slipped but we held tough and got the win." When asked if he was suprised that all 3 goals were scored by his fellow countriemen, the veteran defenseman chuckled and said "definitely not a sign of an Olympic hangover." The win last night jumped the Wings into the 8th seed in the west with 70 pts. The Wings host the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Joe Louis Arena. The Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets last night in Overtime 4-3. Detroit looks to continue its 2 game streak with a win at the Joe.
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