Zetterberg, Helm score in 3rd as Red Wings beat Blue Jackets

Posted at 8:41 AM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 08:41:09-04

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.