Columbus 3, Detroit 0

Saturday, March 9, 2013 2:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 12-9-3-1 9-4-1-1 3-5-2-0 L1
Columbus 9-12-3-1 7-4-2-1 2-8-1-0 W4


Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 0: Sergei Bobrovsky recorded his first career NHL shutout by turning aside all 30 shots he faced as Columbus extended its season-high winning streak to four games by claiming the opener of a home-and-home set with visiting Detroit.

Defenseman Jack Johnson scored a power-play goal and Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno also tallied for the Blue Jackets, who won the season series versus the Red Wings for the first time in franchise history. Columbus is 3-0-1 against its Central Division rival with only Sunday's tilt at Joe Louis Arena remaining.

Playing in his 99th career contest, Bobrovsky highlighted his milestone performance by making 13 saves in the third period. The Russian netminder has stopped 103 of 105 shots during his four-game winning streak.

Atkinson gave Bobrovsky all the offense he would need with 6:14 remaining in the first period. Matt Calvert forced a turnover behind the net by Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall before feeding Atkinson on the doorstep.

Jonas Gustavsson finished with 21 saves for the Red Wings, who fell to 5-2-1 in their last eight games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After Johnson doubled the advantage at 5:12 of the second period, Foligno benefited from another Red Wings turnover by wristing the puck inside the left post for his first goal in 10 games. ... Detroit, which went 0-for-3 on the power play, is 0-for-19 versus Columbus this season and 0-for-36 on the road. ... Columbus has failed to yield a power-play goal in a franchise-best nine games.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Columbus
N/A Points Cam Atkinson 1
N/A Goals Cam Atkinson 1
N/A Assists Derick Brassard 1
N/A Power Play Goals Jack Johnson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Gustavsson .875 Save Percentage Sergei Bobrovsky 1.000
Jonas Gustavsson 21 Saves Sergei Bobrovsky 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 30 0 0-3 5-6 14 17
Columbus 24 3 1-6 3-3 18 34

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .312 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .583 after a loss.
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