Columbus 3, Detroit 2

Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 5-10-1-1 3-4-1-1 2-6-0-0 W1
Detroit 7-7-3-0 5-4-1-0 2-3-2-0 L5


Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 2:
Vinny Prospal scored with 24.7 seconds remaining in the third period as visiting Columbus extended Detroit's winless streak to five games despite losing Artem Anisimov to a head injury.

The Blue Jackets took advantage of a turnover to start a 3-on-2 rush, and defenseman James Wisniewski fired a pass from the top of the left faceoff circle to Prospal, who spun around on the doorstep and sent a back-handed shot past Jimmy Howard for the go-ahead goal. R.J. Umberger and Derek Dorsett also scored as Columbus erased an early 2-0 deficit to snap a three-game slide.

Anisimov was taken off the ice on a stretcher after hitting his head on the ice following a collision behind Detroit's net early in the second period. Anisimov, who was back in the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury, was taken to a local hospital for evaluation but was alert and never lost consciousness.

Damien Brunner and Valtteri Filppula each scored and Howard made 21 saves for the Red Wings, who have allowed a total of 19 goals during their winless streak.

Brunner stole an attempted clearing pass behind Columbus’ net and stuffed the puck under Sergei Bobrovsky’s right pad for an unassisted goal 18 seconds into the game. Filppula deflected defenseman Brian Lashoff’s shot past Bobrovsky (28 saves) at the 2:40 mark to make it 2-0.

The Blue Jackets got one back on a power play less than two minutes later, when Umberger stopped Cam Atkinson’s shot in the slot and turned to wrist it past Howard. They got the equalizer at 5:03 of the third as Dorsett picked up a rebound on the doorstep and slipped it around Howard’s left skate.

Howard was back in net after leaving Tuesday’s game in the first period with blurred vision. … Detroit fell to 29-6-2 at home against the Blue Jackets. The Red Wings also lost at Columbus earlier this month. … Prospal has scored in back-to-back games and has at least one point in three straight contests.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Detroit
Derek Dorsett 2 Points Damien Brunner 1
Derek Dorsett 1 Goals Damien Brunner 1
Derek Dorsett 1 Assists Brian Lashoff 1
R.J. Umberger 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Sergei Bobrovsky .933 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard .875
Sergei Bobrovsky 28 Saves Jimmy Howard 21

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 24 3 1-3 4-4 15 22
Detroit 30 2 0-4 2-3 23 27

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Nashville. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against St. Louis. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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