Gustavsson lifts Red Wings over Blue Jackets, 2-1
Alfredsson gets 1st goal as Red Wings beat Blue Jackets
Jonas Gustavsson stopped 36 shots and the Detroit Red Wings held off the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Daniel Alfredsson scored his first goal as a Red Wing and Todd Bertuzzi got the game-winner. Henrik Zetterberg had two assists.
Cam Atkinson scored for Columbus and Sergei Bobrobsky made 30 saves.
Bertuzzi's power-play goal gave the Red Wings a 2-1 with 8:46 left in the middle period. He scored from just outside the crease for his second goal.
Atkinson put the Blue Jackets on the board and tied the game 7:48 into the second period with an unassisted power-play goal. It was a spectacular individual effort as Atkinson carried the puck the length of the ice, bulled past Detroit defenseman Dan DeKeyser, got off one shot and then jammed the rebound past Gustavsson.
Detroit Red Wings left winger Justin Abdelkader, left, tries to move the puck out from behind the Red Wings goal as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard closes in during the first period action of an NHL hockey game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)