Video: Abdelkader Flips in the Red Wings' First of the Night

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After a first period that saw the Detroit Red Wings outshot by the Colorado Avalanche by a decent margin, they came back in the second period and played a very solid game. Their first goal wouldn't come until the waning minutes of the period, on the power play. Henrik Zetterberg sent a pass to Justin Abdelkader at the side of the net, who took it to the front on Semyon Varlamov. He managed to flip it up into the top corner for a 1-0 Red Wings' lead leaving the second period. The goal was Abdelkader's 12th of the season.


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