Lucas Raymond scores first NHL goal as Red Wings beat Blue Jackets
DETROIT – Lucas Raymond scored his first NHL goal Tuesday while Tyler Bertuzzi’s fifth goal of the season proved to be the difference in the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings (2-0-1) have gained five of a possible six points to start the season. The Red Wings controlled much of the play throughout the game, outshooting Columbus 45-23. The Red Wings had an excellent opportunity to open the scoring in the second period during a five-on-three power play but managed only two shots during 1:34. The Red Wings wrap up a four-game season-opening homestand Thursday against the Calgary Flames.mlive.com
Red Wings mailbag: Is trading for goalie a viable option?
Acquiring a goaltender to pair with Thomas Greiss is among the top priorities this offseason for Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman. Bernier remains the most viable option, but if they can’t agree on a deal, the Red Wings probably would seek short-term help in free agency as opposed to a trade. The Hurricanes’ Petr Mrazek also is a UFA, but it’s doubtful the Red Wings would want to go down that road again. It does the Red Wings no good to relinquish quality assets for a one-year rental. – JeremyA: It sure doesn’t look like Petruzzelli will sign with the Red Wings.mlive.com
Blue Jackets top Red Wings 4-1, snap five-game losing streak
Cam Atkinson had a short-handed goal and an assist, and Riley Nash, Jack Roslovic and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who snapped a five-game losing streak with their most complete game in weeks. Atkinson scored at 7:44 of the first period after the Blue Jackets were penalized for having too many men on the ice. AdThat was gratifying for a Blue Jackets team that has given up some leads in the second period this season. “Step in the right direction,” Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. Blue Jackets: Begins a two-game series at Dallas on Thursday night.
Blue Jackets hold on, defeat Red Wings 3-2 for their 1st win
“We’ve been more dangerously offensively the last two games, but we’ve given up too much," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. Texier's wraparound goal 5:10 into the final period put the Blue Jackets ahead for the first time. The Red Wings pulled Greiss with a few minutes left to add an extra skater. He had 65 goals and 93 assists over his first three seasons with the Blue Jackets. Mikko Koivu has not made his Blue Jackets debut because the 37-year-old center, who had spent his entire career in Minnesota, had to miss a third straight game.
Red Wings start strong but can’t finish in loss to Columbus
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings started strong Monday but could not maintain that level of play for 60 minutes. Bobby Ryan scored both goals for the Red Wings, giving him three in two games. The Red Wings could not complete the comeback, however. The Red Wings announced prior to the game that Robby Fabbri and Adam Erne were placed on the NHL’s COVID protocol list. The Red Wings got off to a quick start with their best period three games into the season.mlive.com
Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thriller
TORONTO, ONT Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history. Point scored from just above the left circle, beating Joonas Korpisalo after the goaltender made an NHL-record 85 saves. Point also scored way back in the first period of Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. The teams combined for 151 shots most in a NHL game since the league began officially tracking the statistic in 1955-56. Its tiring for sure but then it gets fun at some point," Point said.
Familiarity breeds respect among NHL East playoff teams
TORONTO, ONT Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took exception to the Columbus Blue Jackets being referred to as a blue-collar team. Is that a positive or a negative? Cooper said Monday, a day before his Eastern Conference second-seeded Lightning open the first round of the NHL playoffs against the seventh-seeded Blue Jackets. Thats in the history books forever, Cooper said, noting how both teams have made various changes to their lineups. Id call them a really good team.Familiarity is breeding respect among the East opponents entering the first round. The Islanders hold a 5-2 playoff series edge over Washington.
Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs
TORONTO Goalie Joonas Kirpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets proved how they learned their lesson about holding three-goal leads. Korpisalo stopped 33 shots, Zach Werenski's floater from the left point in the first period held up as the winner, and the Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 win in a decisive Game 5 on Sunday night. The Maple Leafs ran out of offense with captain John Tavares misfiring by hitting the post while facing a wide-open side in the first period. The Maple Leafs continued their one-and-done playoff woes in making their fourth straight postseason appearance, and fifth since the 2004-05 NHL lockout. NOTES: Maple Leafs LW Andreas Johnsson returned to play after being activated off injured reserve earlier in the day.
Maple Leafs shut out Blue Jackets 3-0 to even playoff series
TORONTO, ONT Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Five Leafs power plays helped keep the Blue Jackets on their heels. Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno was just as disappointed. ... Blue Jackets D Dean Kukan left the bench for observation in the first period after a big hit by Toronto's Kyle Clifford but returned later in the period. That also was the first playoff shutout in Blue Jackets history.