Columbus (18-17-4) at Detroit (26-7-5), 7:30 pm EST
DETROIT (Ticker) — The Detroit Red Wings will seek their fourth
consecutive victory Tuesday when they host the Columbus Blue
After sweeping a home-and-home series with the Chicago
Blackhawks – which included a victory in the 2009 Winter Classic
– the Red Wings posted a 3-2 shootout triumph over the Minnesota
Wild on Saturday.
Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen scored in regulation before
Pavel Datsyuk netted the lone goal in the bonus format for
Detroit, which is 6-1-1 over its last eight contests.
The Red Wings, who are starting a three-game homestand, have
gone 13-3-2 at Joe Louis Arena this season.
The Blue Jackets have never had much success in Detroit, going
5-16-2 in the “Motor City” since their inception.
Columbus, which is currently on a six-game road swing, had its
four-game winning streak snapped Saturday with a 5-2 setback to
the St. Louis Blues.
Steve Mason, who had allowed just one goal over his previous
four starts, surrendered five goals – including four on the
power play – on 27 shots in that one.