Detroit Red Wings fall to Columbus in overtime, 3-2
DETROIT (AP) — Seth Jones took a drop pass from Brandon Dubinsky and wired a high slap shot past goalie Petr Mrazek 3:22 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
The Blue Jackets ended an 0-1-1 skid and haven’t lost three straight games yet this season. Detroit’s two-game win streak was snapped.
Nick Jensen got his second career goal, both in the last four games, and Thomas Vanek added a tying score midway through the second period for Detroit. Mrazek made 24 saves.
Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson scored for the Blue Jackets.
The Red Wings have given up the first goal 31 times this season, but Jensen gave them an early lead.
Near the midpoint of the period, Dubinsky threw a seemingly harmless shot from the corner toward the Detroit net. The puck bounced off the leg of Red Wings defenseman Xavier Ouellet, and then Dubinsky swatted it out of the air and past Mrazek.
Detroit’s NHL-worst power play, a dismal 10.9 percent, tied it nine minutes into the second period on a two-man advantage when Vanek redirected a hard pass from Justin Abdelkader from the edge of the crease.