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Jackets edge Wings in Big Bert's debut

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
By The Associated Press

DETROIT -- Sergei Fedorov's goal in the third extra round of the shootout gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 win over the Red Wings on Thursday.

David Vyborny and Rick Nash also scored in the shootout for Columbus. Pavel Datsyuk and Dan Cleary netted Detroit's shootout goals.

Datsyuk scored in regulation and Chris Osgood made 29 saves for Detroit, which had Todd Bertuzzi in the lineup for the first time since being acquired by the Wings from Florida at last month's trade deadline.

Bertuzzi, who hasn't played been since October because of back surgery, played left wing on Detroit's top line that was centred by Datsyuk and had Tomas Holmstrom on right wing.

Bertuzzi received an interference penalty with 4:42 remaining in the second period. Ole-Kristian Tollefsen had Columbus' goal and Fredrik Norrena stopped 35 shots.

Fedorov, a member of the Wings from 1990-2003, was booed by Detroit fans every time he touched the puck.

Tollefsen tied the game with 2:42 left in regulation on a slap shot from the point.

Datsyuk gave Detroit a 1-0 lead at 8:30 of the third period when he beat Norrena with a slap shot from the left circle for his 24th of the season and third in three games. Norrena got a piece of the shot with his glove.

GAME NOTES: Detroit LW Dan Cleary returned after missing 11 games with a knee injury. . Columbus D Rostislav Klesla missed his second game with a hip injury. . Datsyuk stretched his point streak to 12 games (5-13-18). . Wings D Chris Chelios played in his 1,540th NHL game, tying Johnny Bucyk for ninth on the career list.
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