(AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were no match for Detroit in the opener of a home-and-home set, as the Red Wings scored their most goals in three months.
That doesn’t bode well for the Blue Jackets in Wednesday’s rematch in Columbus with Detroit expecting to have its leading goal scorer back on the ice.
After being ravaged by injuries for much of March, the Red Wings (46-25-5) are getting healthy.
Nicklas Lidstrom returned from an ankle injury that sidelined him for 11 games Saturday against Carolina, and the seven-time Norris Trophy winner had an assist as Detroit rallied to win 5-4 and snap a six-game losing streak.
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