Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL Roundup: Wings Top Avs at Coors Field

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL Roundup: Wings Top Avs at Coors Field

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Brad Richards scored the winning goal with a minute remaining and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday night in the NHL's warmest regular-season outdoor game.

Richards tipped a shot over the shoulder of goaltender Semyon Varlamov to break a 3-3 tie.

Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader also scored for the Red Wings. Darren Helm added an empty-netter to seal the win.

Nathan MacKinnon, Tyson Barrie and Alex Tanguay had goals for the Avalanche in the first NHL outdoor game in Colorado.

It was a balmy 65 degrees at puck drop. The warmest game-time temperature before Saturday in an NHL regular-season outdoor game was 62 degrees on Jan. 25, 2014, when Los Angeles hosted Anaheim at Dodger Stadium.

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