COLUMBUS, Ohio (WWJ/AP) – The Wings came out strong scoring two goals in the first period and that was all they needed for the 2-0 road win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket, recently recalled goalie Joey MacDonald made 37 saves, earning his second NHL shutout, giving the Wings their fourth victory in as many games.
Detroit’s Drew Miller and Valtteri Filppula each scored first-period goals.
After snapping Washington’s nine-game winning streak on Wednesday, the Red Wings won their fourth in a row to give Mike Babcock his 300th career win. He is the third NHL coach to win 300 games over a six-season span, joining Scotty Bowman (321) and Glen Sather (307).
The Blue Jackets have lost nine of 10.
MacDonald joined the team on Wednesday while Chris Osgood continues to rehab from sports hernia surgery. He preserved the shutout with a late goal-line glove save on Rick Nash that withstood a video review.
Nash has gone nine games without a goal, tying his career-worst drought.
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