Columbus 4, Detroit 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 5-2-0-0 3-0-0-0 2-2-0-0 L2
Columbus 1-7-0-1 1-3-0-1 0-4-0-0 W1

Recap


Ryan Johansen and John Moore each scored their first career goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets became the last NHL team to win a game with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

Steve Mason turned aside 30 shots as the Blue Jackets (1-7-1) avoided becoming the first team to open a season with nine straight losses since Pittsburgh went 0-4-5 in 2005-06.

R.J. Umberger scored 21 seconds into the game and Derek MacKenzie added an empty-net tally for Columbus, which snapped a 14-game losing streak dating to last season and avenged a 5-2 defeat at Detroit on Friday.

Mason was injured and went to the locker room after Darren Helm scored for Detroit at 4:54 of the first, but returned less than three minutes later and snapped a personal 11-game losing streak.

Johansen, who assisted on Umberger's goal, gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead at 8:56 of the first by knocking a shot off the back of Wings netminder Ty Conklin.

Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski logged a team-high 27:21 of ice time in his season debut after serving an eight-game suspension for an illegal check in the preseason.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Columbus
Darren Helm 1 Points Grant Clitsome 3
Darren Helm 1 Goals Ryan Johansen 1
Justin Abdelkader 1 Assists Grant Clitsome 3
N/A Power Play Goals Ryan Johansen 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Derek MacKenzie 1
Ty Conklin .903 Save Percentage Steve Mason .968
Ty Conklin 28 Saves Steve Mason 30

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 31 1 0-3 6-7 14 26
Columbus 32 4 1-7 3-3 6 29

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play their next game on the road against Columbus . The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .125 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against San Jose . The Red Wings have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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