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Red Wings Edge Jackets In Battle For Best In West


In a chance-for-chance, toe-to-toe type of game, Detroit’s goalie and penalty-killing simply wouldn’t wilt.

Jimmy Howard stopped Jared Boll on a penalty shot and finished with 34 saves to help the Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Friday in a fight for the Western Conference lead before a rare capacity crowd of 18,391 at Nationwide Arena.

Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula scored for Detroit, coming off their worst defeat of the season, a 5-1 loss at Atlanta on Wednesday night. The Red Wings killed all five Columbus power plays en route to their ninth victory in their last 12 games.

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