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.

Notes: Henrik Zetterberg missed the game with a hip injury.

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After a few days off should be an easy win as long as we are not over confident

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/18/2006 at 12:01 PM


Tonight, we need to focus on shutting down Nash. Since he's been back from his injury, he's continued to light the lamp. He's always had the nak of scoring against Detroit as well. In addition, I hate watching him celebrate. Go Wings!

Posted by cfoster16 on 1/18/2006 at 1:26 PM


Was there even an odd-man rush by CBJ? Wings really seemed to be covering each other. Looked kinda like a practice.

Posted by Johnny Polaris on 1/18/2006 at 9:22 PM


Outside of the first period, the Wings really did control the play very well.

Columbus got a decent number of shots off when they were playing well in the first but after that there wasn't a whole lot. Probably four good chances in the second and third, I'd guess.

Very strong game by the Wings. True, the Blue Jackets suck, but the Wings needed to make sure they didn't give up any points looking ahead to Colorado.

I'll try to have some photos from the game posted to the site later today.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/19/2006 at 11:17 AM


Overall, great game. Ozzy really stepped up, robbing Zheredev in the first. Next up, Colorado, lets hope Hank is back. I expect him, Shanny, and Datsyuk to light up the lamp.

Posted by cfoster16 on 1/19/2006 at 1:26 PM


Got the photos posted at http://www.detroitho...date=2006-01-18

Most are pre-game but there are a few in-game shots included.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/19/2006 at 6:44 PM


Nice to see Ozzy get the shutout... Who is that Federov guy they have? I thought he was like one of the greats or something <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/19/2006 at 9:00 PM


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