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Datsyuk has three points to lead Red Wings past Blue Jackets

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DETROIT - Ty Conklin made 23 saves for his eighth career shutout and Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists, sending the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist and Henrik Zetterberg added a goal for Detroit, which won its fourth straight. Conklin got his fourth shutout this season and stretched his home scoreless streak to 138 minutes, 46 seconds.

Steve Mason stopped 37 shots for Columbus.

Datsyuk got the game's first goal 3:45 into the third period on a power play. He put in a rebound off a goal-mouth scramble for his 17th of the season.

Hossa scored a power-play goal just 2:14 later when he beat Mason with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle for his 18th goal, which also broke his seven-game scoreless drought.

Zetterberg added an empty-net goal in the final minute. It was his 15th.

Conklin made a spectacular save on Michael Peca about nine minutes into the game. With Detroit's Tomas Kopecky in the penalty box for tripping, Conklin dove across the crease to knock away Peca's shot after the veteran took a cross-crease pass facing an open net.

Mason made a big save on Datsyuk 50 seconds into the third period. Mason, who was laying in the crease, knocked Datsyuk's shot away with his glove.

Notes: Columbus placed F Jiri Novotny on injured reserve with an upper body injury and activated D Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, who wasn't in the lineup. ... Detroit D Chris Chelios, the NHL's oldest player at 46, played in his fifth game of the season. ... Red Wings D Andreas Lilja was a healthy scratch. ... Blue Jackets LW and captain Rick Nash left the game after going hard into the boards late in the first period. ... It was the first time this season that both Detroit and its opponent have not scored in the first two periods.

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