Red Wings Crush Blue Jackets 5-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WWJ/AP) – Johan Frazen put Detroit on the board first as the Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 Tuesday night.
The Red Wings waited until the third period to go on the offense, with the scored tied at 1-1 through two periods.
Henrik Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist, and Joey MacDonald had 28 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings end a three-game slide with the win.
Niklas Kronwall and Valtteri Filppula both added a goal and assist, and Jan Mursak also scored for the Red Wings, who are 26-3-2 at home but only 16-16-1 on the road.
MacDonald (7-1-1) made a big stop on Ryan Russell’s short-handed breakaway to keep the Red Wings in a 2-2 tie in the third period.
Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash, who was on the block but wasn’t traded before Monday’s NHL deadline, and Derek MacKenzie scored for Columbus.
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