Calvin Pickard, Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 3-1
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Calvin Pickard deflects the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT – Adam Erne and Robby Fabbri scored 29 seconds apart in the first period and Calvin Pickard made 21 saves in his first start of the season, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday. Pickard earned his first NHL win in more than two years. “I think these guys care and I think they were embarrassed in the Nashville game,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. Early on, that wasn’t it.”WINNING WAYIt was Pickard’s first NHL win since Nov. 23, 2018.
Calvin Pickard steps in to help Red Wings beat Blue Jackets, 3-1
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Calvin Pickard deflects the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Detroit. Pickard earned his first NHL win in more than two years. “I think these guys care and I think they were embarrassed in the Nashville game,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. Early on, that wasn’t it.”WINNING WAYIt was Pickard’s first NHL win since Nov. 23, 2018. That night, Pickard made 31 saves to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-0 win against the New York Rangers.
Hours after Dubois trade, Blue Jackets beat Lightning 5-2
Columbus Blue Jackets players celebrate their goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hours after trading disgruntled center Pierre-Luc Dubois, the Columbus Blue Jackets got three first-period goals and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Saturday. Nick Foligno, Mikhail Grigorenko, Vladislav Gavrikov, Zach Werenski and Eric Robinson scored, and Elvis Merzlikins had 30 saves as the Blue Jackets played their most explosive game of the season. The Blue Jackets tied it 17 seconds later when Foligno knocked in a rebound off Vasilevsky's stick. The Blue Jackets host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday and Thursday.
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.
Red Wings Lose 5-4, Give Up 3 In The 3rd
The teams traded goals later in the period, but the Jackets held on for a 5-4 victory and a season-high three-game winning streak. Alexandre Texier, Cam Atkinson and Eric Robinson also scored for the Blue Jackets, and Joonas Korpisalo made 22 saves. Texier got the Blue Jackets on the board 5:37 into the first when he batted his own rebound from in front. Forty-four seconds later, Glendening put the Red Wings ahead 3-2 with a short-handed goal on an odd-man breakaway after the Blue Jackets turned over the puck at the blue line. Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said he could tell it was going to be a big third period.detroit.cbslocal.com