T.J. Galiardi broke a tie with a shorthanded goal with 10:38 remaining and red-hot Ryan O’Reilly scored two goals as the host Colorado Avalanche snapped the Detroit Red Wings’ seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory on Sunday.
Paul Stastny also scored and rookie Gabriel Landeskog had two assists for the Avalanche (13-13-1), who have won three straight and finished their season-high eight-game homestand 5-3-0. Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves to win for the fourth time in his last five starts.
Daniel Cleary and Avalanche killer Johan Franzen scored for Detroit (16-8-1), which had beaten Colorado in the two previous meetings this season. Ty Conklin made 31 stops in his first start since Oct. 25 and fell to 1-3-0 this season. His win was a 3-0 shutout over the Avalanche on Oct. 8.
Galiardi took a feed from Landeskog and beat Conklin with a wrist shot for Colorado’s fourth shorthanded goal of the season to make it 3-2.
O’Reilly, who has four goals and three assists in the last three games, added an empty-netter with 34 seconds left.
Cleary tied it 2-2 at 5:08 of the third period when he deflected Henrik Zetterberg’s backhand shot past Varlamov.
Colorado dominated the second period when it outshot Detroit 19-4 and took a 2-1 lead.
Landeskog set up the Avalanche’s first goal when he stole the puck from behind the net and fed O’Reilly in front, who beat Conklin with a wrist shot. Stastny jumped on a loose puck in the crease and jammed home his eighth of the season 1:45 later on the power play.
The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead at 15:08 of the first period after Franzen took a pass from Pavel Datsyuk and beat Varlamov with a wrist shot for his 12th of the season, including four against Colorado.
Franzen has 21 goals in 27 career games - playoffs included - against the Avalanche.
Varlamov denied Chris Conner’s shorthanded breakaway when he closed his pads to take away the five-hole bid in the first period.