Detroit Red Wings fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout, after a scoreless overtime in Columbus, Friday.
The Wings were slow to start, trailing the Blue Jackets by two goals after the first period of play in Columbus, but turned things around scoring two quick goals against the Blue Jackets to tie the score going into the third period. Drew Miller and Jiri Hudler each scored for Detroit.
Antoine Vermette had the only goal in the shootout and Steve Mason stopped all four shots he faced in the tiebreaker in the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
Vermette, shooting fourth, slid a backhander between the leg pads of third-string goalie Joey MacDonald, who came on in the first period after Jimmy Howard was sidelined by a bruised knee.
Johan Franzen then had a chance to continue the shootout, but his shot was turned aside by Mason, who had 26 saves in regulation and overtime.
Jake Voracek and Grant Clitsome scored in regulation for Columbus, which ended a five-game losing skid while collecting the 300th victory in franchise history.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.