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Modin scores twice, Blue Jackets send Red Wings to fifth straight loss, 5-1

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DETROIT - Fredrik Modin scored twice and the Columbus Jackets beat the Red Wings 5-1 on Friday night, handing NHL-leading Detroit its fifth-straight loss.

Rick Nash had a goal and two assists and Nikolai Zherdev added a goal and an assist for Columbus. Ron Hainsey scored the other goal and Dick Tarnstrom had two assists.

Pascal Leclaire made 20 saves.

Pavel Datsyuk scored for the Red Wings and Chris Osgood stopped nine shots before being pulled.

Columbus jumped out to a 3-0 first period lead. Nash opened the scoring with his 30th goal when he put in a rebound on the power play 7:29 into the game. Modin made it 2-0 with 6:55 left in the first period when he skated between Brett Lebda and Andreas Lilja, who fell. Modin went in alone and beat Osgood. Zherdev scored on a backhand shot from the slot with 5:01 left in the opening period for his 23rd goal.

Modin got his second goal and fifth of the season when he tipped in Adam Foote's shot from the point with 8:42 left in the second period. Osgood was then pulled in favour of Jimmy Howard for the second consecutive game.

Datsyuk foiled Leclaire's shutout bid 1:25 into the third period with a shot from the left circle that slipped between the goaltender's body and arm for Datsyuk's 21st goal.

Hainsey restored the four-goal lead with a power-play goal at 4:59. It was his seventh of the season.

Notes: Detroit G Dominik Hasek missed his second game because of a sore hip flexor. ... Columbus RW Jared Boll didn't play because of an illness. ... Red Wings' D Brian Rafalski missed the game because of a sore groin.

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