COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg and Darren Helm scored in the third period to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
Luke Glendening also scored and Jimmy Howard stopped 27 shots as Detroit moved a point ahead of Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card playoff spot. Howard improved to 12-6-3 in his career against Columbus.
Alexander Wennberg spoiled Howard’s shutout bid on a power-play goal with 1 minute to go, ending the Blue Jackets’ home scoreless streak at 156:02. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 19 saves as Columbus lost its third straight.