|Date of game: 3/12/2015
Recap: Detroit vs. Columbus
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Hartnell scored the go-ahead goal as the Columbus Blue Jackets downed the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Thursday.
Fedor Tyutin and Cam Atkinson also lit the lamp, while Sergei Bobrovsky was outstanding in net, making 41 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have won three of their last four games.
"I thought we were involved and invested in the game early and we were defending well," Columbus coach Todd Richards said.
Justin Abdelkader netted Detroit's lone goal while on the power play and Jimmy Howard allowed all three goals on 26 shots in defeat.
"We have to find a way night in and night out," said Howard. "You just have to find a way to fight through it."
Tied 1-1, Columbus went ahead with 3:36 left in the opening stanza as Hartnell one-timed a shot through Howard's pads in front.
Atkinson took a drop pass from David Savard, skated up to left circle and wristed the puck off Howard's glove for a power-play goal and a 3-1 lead with 1:30 left in the middle stanza.
The Red Wings pulled Howard with just under three minutes to play, but were unable to force overtime.
Detroit took advantage of Luke Adam's double-minor high-sticking penalty and opened the scoring on Abdelkader's tip of Marek Zidlicky's point blast 7:49 into the game.
Tyutin tied the game with 7:36 left in the first period as he jumped up on the play, accepted Nick Foligno's cross-ice feed and wristed a shot over Howard's blocker.Game Notes
Foligno returned after missing a Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over Carolina with
the flu, but forward Brandon Dubinsky missed this game due to an illness ...
Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray was activated from injured reserve prior to
the game, but was held out of the lineup ... Abdelkader has five goals and one
assist over his last six games ... Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall played
in his 660th career game and passed Shawn Burr and Darren McCarty for 20th
place on the franchise's all-time list.