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Red Wings 4, Blue Jackets 3, SO

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:48 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 4, Blue Jackets 3, SO
Columbus Blue Jackets 3, Detroit Red Wings 4

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings had to wait a long time for a shootout, but it turned out to be worth it.

Going into its 35th game of the season as the only NHL team not to have been involved in a shootout, Detroit got goals from Pavel Datsyuk and Jason Williams after a scoreless five-minute overtime period for a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Jaroslav Balastik scored in the shootout for Columbus, but Detroit goalie Chris Osgood stopped Rick Nash and former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov.

Balastik was the first shooter and he beat Osgood high to the glove side.

Datsyuk then scored his goal by making a move on Pascal Leclaire and putting a forehand shot over the goalie's pads.

Osgood then stopped Nash, who tried to go to his backhand after a move and Williams scored by sliding the puck under Leclaire after a couple of moves.

Osgood then stopped Fedorov's high, hard wrist shot with his shoulder to clinch the win for the Red Wings.

"I just stayed out high (in the crease), too high for him to shoot it," said Osgood. "Even if he would have gotten it higher, I think it would have went over the net."

Robert Lang, Mark Mowers and Brendan Shanahan scored for the Red Wings and Brett Lebda added two assists.

Nash, Duvie Westcott and Nikolai Zherdev had goals for Columbus and Fedorov had two assists.

The Blue Jackets lost their fourth straight.

Zherdev tied the game at 3 for the Blue Jackets with 4:09 left in regulation, when he beat Osgood on a wrap around.

"We were coming from behind the whole game and I'm proud of this room," said Fedorov.

Shanahan tipped Nicklas Lidstrom's shot from the point out of mid-air, from the high slot, past Pascal Leclaire to give the Red Wings a 3-2 lead with 9:20 remaining. It was Shanahan's 20th goal of the season, giving him 17 consecutive seasons with at least 20 goals.

Columbus tied the game at 2 at 8:30 of the third period on a power-play goal by Westcott. His one-time slap shot from the top of the right circle, off a pass from Fedorov, beat Osgood

Detroit led 2-1 after the first period, in which it outshot Columbus 19-5.

"We were real good at the start, but not too good after that," said Red Wings' coach Mike Babcock.

Lang, who returned after missing eight games with a groin injury, opened the scoring 4:16 into the game, when he tipped Lebda's shot from the point into the empty side of the Columbus net. The Blue Jackets tied it with 6:47 remaining in the opening period when Nash beat Osgood between the pads from in front of the net as he was being dragged down.

The Red Wings regained the lead with 3:33 left in the period, when Mowers tipped in another shot by Lebda.

"If it wasn't for Leclaire, it would have been 3-0 after the first period," said Columbus coach Gerard Gallant.

Osgood likes the shootout ... so far.

"It's fun to win 'em," he said. "I don't know if it's going to be fun if you lose 'em."

Notes: Columbus D Rostislav Klesla returned after missing 16 games with a broken hand. ... Detroit D Nicklas Lidstrom left the game bleeding with 8:46 left in the second period after a shot by the Blue Jackets' Duvie Westcott deflected off of the Red Wings' Dan Cleary and hit Lidstrom in the face. He returned before the end of the period. ... Columbus also called up D Andy Delmore from its AFL affiliate in Syracuse.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:16
DET
Robert Lang (9) Tip-in - ASST: Brett Lebda (5), Mikael Samuelsson (10)
1 - 0 DET
13:13
CBJ
Rick Nash (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikolay Zherdev (8)
1 - 1 Tie
16:27
DET
Mark Mowers (1) Tip-in - ASST: Brett Lebda (6)
2 - 1 DET
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
08:30
CBJ
PPG - Duvie Westcott (3) Slapshot - ASST: Sergei Fedorov (6), Rostislav Klesla (1)
2 - 2 Tie
10:40
DET
Brendan Shanahan (20) Tip-in - ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (27), Kris Draper (6)
3 - 2 DET
15:51
CBJ
Nikolay Zherdev (9) Wrap-around - ASST: Luke Richardson (4), Sergei Fedorov (7)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCBJDETTOTAL
1J. Balastik
P. Datsyuk
1 - 1
2R. Nash
J. Williams
1 - 2
3S. Fedorov
1 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
02:10
CBJ
Mike Rupp  Hi-sticking against  Robert Lang
05:58
CBJ
Rick Nash  Roughing against  Chris Chelios
2nd Period
02:19
DET
Chris Chelios  Tripping against  Nikolay Zherdev
03:42
DET
Andreas Lilja  Holding the stick against  Jan Hrdina
10:15
DET
Jason Woolley  Tripping against  Rick Nash
14:51
CBJ
Rick Nash  Hooking against  Johan Franzen
17:24
CBJ
Mike Rupp  Interference on goalkeeper against  Chris Osgood
19:32
CBJ
Jan Hrdina  Holding against  Kris Draper
3rd Period
03:04
DET
Mark Mowers  Interference against  Nikolay Zherdev
03:19
CBJ
Jaroslav Balastik  Interference against  Chris Chelios
06:48
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Holding against  Trevor Letowski
OT Period
03:31
CBJ
Jan Hrdina  Tripping against  Andreas Lilja
goalie stats
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 38TOI: 64:54
Saves: 35EV: 25 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .921SH: 1 - 1
Chris Osgood
SA: 33TOI: 65:00
Saves: 30EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .909SH: 1 - 1