COLUMBUS, Ohio - Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals and the Detroit Red Wings dominated from start to finish Tuesday night to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 and grab a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.
The first NHL playoff game at Nationwide Arena - in the Blue Jackets' 659th game - was a mammoth letdown for a franchise-record crowd of 19,219.
Dan Cleary had a goal and two assists, Tomas Holmstrom scored 1:07 in and Johan Franzen added two assists. The Red Wings can advance to the conference semifinals with a win Thursday night.
Chris Osgood's shutout streak of 144 minutes, 27 seconds ended with 3:53 left when R.J. Umberger scored on a backhander off a rebound of Rick Nash's drive.