Detroit 2, Columbus 1

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 2-3-0-0 0-2-0-0 2-1-0-0 L2
Detroit 5-2-0-0 3-1-0-0 2-1-0-0 W3


Red Wings 2, Blue Jackets 1: Daniel Alfredsson scored his first goal in a Detroit uniform and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 36 shots as the Red Wings beat visiting Columbus for their third win in a row.

Todd Bertuzzi scored a go-ahead, power-play goal in the second period and captain Henrik Zetterberg added two assists for Detroit. Gustavsson won his second consecutive game filling in for Jimmy Howard, who is nursing a bruised hand.

Cam Atkinson had the lone goal and reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 30 shots for the Blue Jackets, who lost their first road game in three chances.

Alfredsson, who joined Detroit in the offseason after 17 campaigns in Ottawa, scored 5:05 into the first period - just two seconds after a power play ended - on assists from Pavel Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Gustavsson made 18 saves in the period as Columbus outshot the Red Wings by 11, but had nothing to show for it.

After Atkinson knotted it at 1-1 with an unassisted power-play goal 7:48 into the second period, Bertuzzi scored with the man advantage at the 11:14 mark on assists from Zetterberg and defenseman Niklas Kronwall to put Detroit back up for good. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Red Wings called up G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League to back up Gustavsson, but planned on sending him back down after the game. Howard is expected to make the upcoming road trip to Colorado and Phoenix. … Blue Jackets LW Nick Foligno returned to Columbus before the game to tend to what the team called a personal matter. … Blue Jackets C Ryan Craig made his team debut after last making an NHL appearance in 2011 with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Detroit
Cam Atkinson 1 Points Henrik Zetterberg 2
Cam Atkinson 1 Goals Henrik Zetterberg 1
Cam Atkinson 0 Assists Pavel Datsyuk 2
Cam Atkinson 1 Power Play Goals Henrik Zetterberg 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Sergei Bobrovsky .938 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .973
Sergei Bobrovsky 30 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 36

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 37 1 1-3 3-4 8 32
Detroit 32 2 1-4 2-3 6 34

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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