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Bobrovsky helps Blue Jackets down Red Wings

Paul Harris  - NHL.com Correspondent | Friday, 03.13.2015 / 12:02 AM

DETROIT – The Columbus Blue Jackets played a simple and effective game and the Detroit Red Wings had a lot of shots, but also made too many turnovers and defensive miscues.

The result was three unanswered goals from Fedor Tyutin, Scott Hartnell and Cam Atkinson to give Columbus a 3-1 win against Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday.

"It was one of those games we should use as an example and move forward," Tyutin said. "That's the way we were built to play: Keep it simple."

"I thought it was a great overall effort," Atkinson said. "From the blue line and [Sergei Bobrobsky] out to the forwards … I thought that, for the most part, we just getting pucks deep and generated opportunities off of that."

Bobrovsky made 41 saves for Columbus (29-34-4).

It was the Blue Jackets’ third win in their past 11 games, but Columbus is 9-2-1 against Detroit in the past 12 between the two teams.

"We always get up for these games. These guys are always good," Tyutin said.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock would disagree with that.

"I thought we had lots of shots and lots of power plays in the first but defensively we made big mistakes," Babcock said. "We turned the puck over on their first two goals at the far blue line."

Justin Abdelkader scored for Detroit (37-18-11) and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves.

"In this game, it was tough to get momentum. Too many times, we were one-and-done. They were really tight in front of the goalie," Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg said. "We’ve got to bear down when we get good chances. If we do that we have a chance to win."

The Red Wings lead the Boston Bruins by five points for third place in the Atlantic Division after Boston’s 3-2 shootout win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Columbus had the best of the play from the opening face-off but Luke Adam took a high-sticking double minor 5:04 into the game and Detroit capitalized.

Abdelkader scored a power-play goal at 7:49 of the first period. He tipped Marek Zidlicky's shot from the point out of the air and past Bobrovsky. It was Abdelkader's 18th goal and fifth in his past six games.

"I thought we came out great right from the start. We did a lot of good things 5-on-5," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "Then we took a penalty and they scored. I thought the guys just got back to work."

Tyutin tied it with 7:36 left in the first. He scored on a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle that Howard could only get a piece of with his blocker. It was Tyutin's third goal.

Hartnell gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead 4:00 later. He scored on a one-timer from the slot off a pass from Marko Dano for his 19th goal.

Atkinson's power-play goal with 1:30 left in the second period gave Columbus a 3-1 lead.

Atkinson cut around Luke Glendening at the Detroit blue line, came in off the left wing and scored past Howard with an in-stride wrist shot high on the glove side for his 14th goal and first in 13 games.

"Always nice to score a goal," Atkinson said. "Especially after going 13 games without one – not that I was counting. Better to get two points and a win."

Babcock re-united Zetterberg, Abdelkader and Pavel Datsyuk on a line to begin the third period and shuffled the other lines.

Bobrovsky stopped defenseman Niklas Kronwall's backhand shot as he cut across the top of the crease and Kronwall's shot off the rebound a little under a minute into the third period.

The Blue Jackets killed five Detroit’s six power plays, two in the third period.

“We had a couple of big penalty kills in the third period,” Richards said.

Babcock said the Red Wings had fewer and fewer scoring chances.

"I thought our opportunities dried up as the game went on. I thought they competed harder, they boxed out harder," Babcock said "Even though we had shots, we didn’t have the same quality of chances late."

The Red Wings pulled Howard for the extra attacker with a little less than three minutes left.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
07:49DET PPG - Justin Abdelkader (18) ASST: Marek Zidlicky (20), Gustav Nyquist (25) 1 - 0 DET
12:24CBJ Fedor Tyutin (3) ASST: Nick Foligno (35), Corey Tropp (6) 1 - 1 Tie
16:24CBJ Scott Hartnell (19) ASST: Artem Anisimov (13), Marko Dano (4) 2 - 1 CBJ
2nd Period
18:30CBJ PPG - Cam Atkinson (14) ASST: David Savard (16) 3 - 1 CBJ
3rd Period
NONE
Three Stars of the Game
Sergei Bobrovsky
1st
SA: 42TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 34-34
PIM: 0PP: 7-8
SV%: .976SH: 0-0
Fedor Tyutin
2nd
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 20:49
Justin Abdelkader
3rd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 7
+/-: 0TOI: 19:17
Penalty Summary
1st Period
05:04CBJ Luke Adam  Hi stick - double minor against  Tomas Jurco
13:58CBJ Kevin Connauton  Hi-sticking against  Erik Cole
2nd Period
02:33DET Drew Miller  Interference against  Mark Letestu
05:10CBJ Cam Atkinson  Hi-sticking against  Tomas Tatar
05:27DET Marek Zidlicky  Tripping against  Alexander Wennberg
10:20DET Justin Abdelkader  Fighting (maj) against  Kevin Connauton
10:20CBJ Kevin Connauton  Fighting (maj) against  Justin Abdelkader
16:40DET Justin Abdelkader  Hooking against  Marko Dano
3rd Period
06:22CBJ Fedor Tyutin  Hooking against  Tomas Tatar
10:58CBJ Nick Foligno  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jimmy Howard
shots by period
PeriodCBJDET
1st1217
2nd1312
3rd113
Total2642
Team Stats
CategoryCBJDET
Power Plays1/31/6
Hits2617
Faceoff Wins2839
Giveaways78
Takeaways26
Blocked Shots1512
Penalty Minutes1711
  • COLUMBUS
  • DETROIT
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4K. ConnautonD0000714:02
7J. JohnsonD0002026:26
13C. AtkinsonR1002216:43
19R. JohansenC0002021:41
25L. AdamC000045:51
26C. TroppR011009:09
29C. GoloubefD0000012:31
32R. BourqueR0001015:34
40J. BollR000006:36
41A. WennbergC0003017:18
42A. AnisimovC0120014:12
43S. HartnellL1011016:18
47D. ProutD0024021:19
51F. TyutinD1025220:49
55M. LetestuC0000016:20
56M. DanoR0113013:25
58D. SavardD0101024:38
71N. FolignoL0112216:23
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
72S. Bobrovsky4142.97660:00
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2B. SmithD00-16018:29
8J. AbdelkaderL1003719:17
13P. DatsyukC0002019:02
14G. NyquistR01-12016:30
15R. SheahanC0002016:19
18J. AnderssonC00-2007:19
20D. MillerL00-2129:45
21T. TatarL0004020:08
26T. JurcoR000105:14
27K. QuinceyD0003017:41
28M. ZidlickyD01-11222:15
40H. ZetterbergL0006020:20
41L. GlendeningC00-12017:56
52J. EricssonD00-10011:30
55N. KronwallD00-14023:14
56T. PulkkinenL0003015:52
65D. DeKeyserD0000017:09
72E. ColeL0002018:51
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35J. Howard2326.88557:03