Jackets' Point Streak at Detroit Ends

Saturday, 11.04.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
DETROIT (AP) -Dan Cleary doesn't put the puck in the net a lot, but he made the most of his latest scoring chances.

Cleary netted his first two goals of the season, including a key short-handed effort, to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Henrik Zetterberg and Mikael Samuelsson also scored, and Dominik Hasek made 16 saves for Detroit (9-4-1), which won its sixth straight.

Ron Hainsey scored for Columbus (4-7-1) and Pascal Leclaire stopped 23 shots before being replaced by Fredrik Norrena after two periods.

The Red Wings out-shot the Blue Jackets 37-17.

"We controlled most of the game and we were rewarded," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.

Hainsey's power-play goal tied it at 1 at 6:32 of the second period, but the Red Wings answered with three straight.

"We got back in the game early in the second and got it tied 1-1," Columbus coach Gerard Gallant said. "But we got the next goal scored shortly after that."

Zetterberg slapped in a rebound from the left circle at 8:45, and Cleary netted his second goal on a short-handed breakaway with 5:56 left in the period.

Cleary beat everyone to a loose puck in the Blue Jackets' zone.

"I read the bounce and got a good jump on them and went in and tried to be patient," said Cleary, who had only three goals in 77 games last season. "We practice breakaways a lot. I tried to out wait him."

Samuelsson backhanded a shot in during a goal-mouth scramble with 4:27 remaining in the middle frame to cap the scoring.

Columbus, which beat Calgary at home in a shootout Friday night, couldn't put together back-to-back good efforts.

"As soon as they scored the second goal, it was over," Gallant said. "The guys stopped competing and I don't know why."

Cleary opened the scoring with 2:17 left in the first period, tipping in Chris Chelios' shot from the top of the circle along the right wing boards.

Columbus didn't register its first shot until 11:03 elapsed when Rick Nash directed a drive at Hasek from the left circle. Detroit had eight shots by that point.

"I don't know, we got away from our game plan," Leclaire said. "We're a good team when we play simple and we keep everything on the sides. We tried to do a little too much and we got caught flat-footed."

Notes: Detroit D Mathieu Schneider missed his third straight game due to an injured groin. ... The Red Wings recalled C Valtteri Filppula from Grand Rapids of the AHL and assigned forward Brad Norton to that team. ... Columbus C Sergei Fedorov played 13 seasons for the Red Wings from 1990-2003, posting 400 goals and 954 points. He was booed every time he touched the puck. ... Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe was in attendance.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Dubinsky 4 1 5 1 6
J. Johnson 4 3 2 1 5
R. Johansen 4 2 3 0 5
B. Jenner 4 2 2 -2 4
M. Calvert 4 2 1 3 3
D. Savard 4 0 3 2 3
M. Letestu 4 1 1 -1 2
C. Atkinson 4 1 1 2 2
J. Wisniewski 4 0 2 -4 2
A. Anisimov 4 0 2 -1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 2 2 0 .900 3.22
 
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