The Red Wings last night celebrated former team captain Nicklas Lidstrom with pre-game ceremonies to retire his number-5 jersey but then Detroit went on to lose 3-2 to Colorado as the Avalanche scored with 32 seconds to play in overtime. Niklas Kronwall and Tomas Jurco both scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard had 22 saves in defeat. Tonight, the Red Wings face off against the New Jersey Devils at Joe Louis Arena.
In minor league hockey, tonight in the ECHL at Wings Stadium, the Kalamazoo Wings host the South Carolina Stingrays.