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Red Wings beat Blue Jackets

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Red Wings beat Blue Jackets
18-March-2016 08:06
The Detroit Red Wings took a lead into the second Winston Guy Jerseyperiod for the first time in more than a month and got a big win in their playoff push.

Luke Glendening scored midway through the first period, Henrik Zetterberg and Darren Helm had goals in the third period, and Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Thursday night.

Jimmy Howard stopped 27 as Detroit moved a point ahead of Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference's second wild-card playoff spot. Howard improved to 12-6-3 in his career against Columbus.

The Red Wings got on the board at 10:23 of the first period when Glendening beat Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky with a drop pass from Andreas Athanasiou. The Red Wings had not had a lead after the 1st period since Feb. 10 - a span of 17 games.

''You always want to score first,'' Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. ''Momentum is a big thing. When you score you can build momentum. When you get scored on, you can lose momentum. What we can control is how we play for 60 minutes.''

Alexander Wennberg spoiled Howard's shutout bid on a power-play goal with 1 minute to go, ending the Blue Jackets' home scoreless streak at 156:02. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 19 saves as Columbus lost its third straight.

Zetterberg made it 2-0 with his 13th of the season - and team-leading Ryan Wendell Jersey44th point - at 7:16 of the third period. It was his 309th career goal, tying him with Brendan Shanahan for eighth franchise list.

''He leads on and off the ice,'' Howard said of Zetterberg. ''He always plays a great game for us. Tonight, he was extra special for us, and we are going to need that down the stretch.''

Helm gave the Red Wings a three-goal lead with 7:25 left on a soft shot right in of the Blue Jackets' net, surrounded by three Columbus players. Glendening earned the assist for his second point of the night.

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella shook up his lines in what seemed a futile attempt to jump-start scoring. Boone Jenner moved to center the top line with Brandon Saad and Cam Atkinson. Brandon Dubinsky also moved from center to wing on the second line with Wennberg and rookie Oliver Bjorkstrand, who was making his NHL debut after being recalled from Lake Erie of the AHL.
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