The Blue Jackets pulled even with the Red Wings with 80 points in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race.
Council members will vote on a new lease for The Joe, which is slated to be replaced as venue for the Detroit Red Wings.
24-year-old Gustav Nyquist has been a huge factor in the team’s resurgence.
Matt Moulson’s goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
Gustav Nyquist’s third-period goal gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Wild, their fourth in the last five games.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby said early Thursday that the Detroit Red Wings would be desperate going into Thursday’s game.
Daniel Alfredsson was credited with his second goal of the game with a fraction of a second left in overtime, lifting Detroit to 5-4 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Even the “Grand Rapids Red Wings” version of Detroit’s NHL team has the respect of Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby.
Almquist had scored 45 points for the Griffins, the second-highest total on the team and the third-highest in the league among defensemen.
Babcock and players say they have never seen an injury situation worse than what has beset the Red Wings.