Sheahan leads Red Wings to 2-1 win over Blue Jackets

Posted at 8:41 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 08:41:26-05

DETROIT (AP) — Riley Sheahan scored in a shootout and had a tying goal in the second period, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Andreas Athanasiou sealed the victory by scoring in the shootout after Petr Mrazek stopped two shots in one-on-one duels.

Columbus’ Boone Jenner broke a scoreless tie late in the first period. Sheahan tied it in the second with Detroit’s first short-handed goal this season.

Mrazek made 28 saves for the Red Wings. Curtis McElhinney stopped 27 shots for the Blue Jackets.

Both goaltenders were strong in overtime, making saves that sent the game to a shootout.