Johan Franzen scored in the game’s final minute Thursday night, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-5 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets and finishing off a four-game sweep of their Western Conference Quarterfinal matchup.
Franzen’s goal came on a late power play after the Blue Jackets were called for too many men on the ice. Jiri Hudler pushed to the front of the net from the left side and Franzen followed him up, banging in a rebound with 47 seconds remaining.
The goal put Detroit back in front after they gave up a two-goal lead for the second time in the game.
The Blue Jackets scored four times in the second period, rallying twice when their season seemed over.
It was the first game of the series in which the Blue Jackets scored more than one goal.
The Red Wings will now wait to see the outcome of the series between the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks to know who they will face in the next round. The Wings will face the Ducks if Anaheim wins or the Vancouver Canucks if San Jose does.
Detroit was without Kris Draper for the fourth-straight playoff game.