Osgood, Holmstrom Lead Red Wings past Blue Jackets

Detroit goaltender Chris Osgood stopped all 26 shots that he faced and Tomas Holmstrom scored twice to lead the visiting Red Wings to a 4-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Both of Holmstrom’s goals came on the power play, as the Red Wings went two-for-seven with the man-advantage.

After a scoreless first period that saw the Blue Jackets control the play, Detroit took over the game.

Holmstrom’s first goal of the night opened the scoring at 7:06 of the middle frame. Jason Williams one-timed a shot from above the high slot that Holmstrom deflected down at the top of the crease and past Columbus goalie Pascal Leclaire.

With 1:51 left in the period, Mark Mowers scored his second goal of the season to put Detroit up by two, deflecting a Nicklas Lidstrom shot from the point past Leclaire.

Holmstrom’s second of the night came 4:52 into the third period. Pavel Datsyuk carried the puck behind the net and sent it out front into the slot, where Holmstrom was open to bang it back at the net and by Leclaire.

Mathieu Schnieder added a goal on a blast from the top of the left circle with 1:47 remaining in the game.

Detroit stopped all seven of Columbus’ power play chances.

Leclaire made 37 saves on 41 shots in the Blue Jackets’ net.

The Red Wings are back in action on Sunday when they visit the Colorado Avalanche for the first time this season. They earned a 7-3 win over Colorado in Detroit on November 23.


Henrik Zetterberg missed the game with a hip injury.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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