RED WINGS 5, BLUE JACKETS 2: Defenseman Niklas Kronwall recorded a tally and two assists as Detroit scored four unanswered goals in the third period to top Columbus and end its three-game losing streak.
Henrik Zetterberg, Valtteri Filppula and Johan Franzen each notched a goal and an assist for Detroit, which played without captain Nicklas Lidstrom due to a swollen ankle.
Derek MacKenzie gave Columbus a 2-1 lead less than 2 1/2 minutes into the third period with a shorthanded goal, but Detroit scored three times in a 5:32 span to take control.
Kronwall began the outburst at 3:43 with a backhander from the left faceoff circle that sneaked between Curtis Sanford's body and left arm for a power-play goal.
Zetterberg put the Red Wings ahead for good at 8:26 with a shot from a near-impossible angle below the left circle and Jan Mursak swept the puck past Sanford from alone in front 49 seconds later for a 4-2 advantage.
Filppula sealed the outcome with just over six minutes remaining by burying a loose puck on the doorstep for his third goal in four contests.
Captain Rick Nash scored a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets, who have lost five of their last six games.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Red Wings also halted their three-game road skid. ... Zetterberg has recorded 16 points over his last 12 contests. ... Kronwall's goal was his 13th of the season, two behind Ottawa's Erik Karlsson for the league lead among defensemen. ... The Blue Jackets have dropped five of their last seven home games. ... Nash has scored four goals in his last five contests.