Wings Outlast Blue Jackets 6-5 In OT
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The Wings came back to even the games against Columbus, winning Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena in overtime 6-5. The win comes after a tough loss to the Blue Jackets in a shootout Friday night, 3-2.
Detroit’s Filppula and Miller each scored in the first period to tie the score at 2-2 after the first. Ericsson and Rafalski also scored to give the Wings a 4-3 lead going into the final period, Kris Draper gave the Wings the go-ahead goal minutes into the third period.
The Wings would need overtime before putting an end to the goal-fest.
Franzen put in a slap shot goal just 45 seconds into overtime to give the Wings the overtime win.
Wings goalie Joey MacDonald held off the Blue Jackets Saturday night with 24 saves, but before the win, five Blue Jackets had goals: Brassard and Clitsome each scored in the first period, Calvert had the Blue Jackets only goal in the second period and Umberger scored on a power play in the third and Nash came back to tie the score at 5-5 .
Wings goalie MacDonald replaced Jimmy Howard who bruised his right knee in the first period of Friday nights’ game against Columbus and was helped off the ice. X-rays came back negative, a team spokesman said. Howard was not in goal Saturday.