Hartnell scores go-ahead goal; Columbus beats Detroit

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a shot by Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Corey Tropp (26) as defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit Thursday, March 12, 2015.

DETROIT (AP) — Scott Hartnell scored the go-ahead goal, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 41 saves to help the Columbus Blue Jackets top the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Thursday night.

Fedor Tyutin and Cam Atkinson added goals, and five players had assists as the Blue Jackets won at Detroit for the second time in two tries and won the season series 2-1.

Justin Abdelkader had the lone goal for the Red Wings. Jimmy Howard made 23 saves.

Abdelkader put the Red Wings on the board with a power-play goal midway through the first period, but Columbus took a 2-1 lead to intermission after Tyutin and Hartnell scored in the final six minutes.

Atkinson made it a two-goal lead late in the second when he broke free during a power play and sent a wrist shot over Howard’s left shoulder.

Detroit two power plays in the third period but managed just two shots on Bobrovsky. The Red Wings outshot the Blue Jackets 42-26, but few of their 13 attempts in the final frame were good scoring chances.

Abdelkader and Kevin Connauton each received fighting penalties midway through the second period after a brief dustup. Neither player landed a significant punch.

It got worse for Abdelkader later in the period when his hooking penalty led to Atkinson’s goal.

NOTES: Columbus forward Nick Foligno returned after missing Tuesday’s win at Carolina due to the flu. The Blue Jackets also activated D Ryan Murray (ankle) from the injured list. … Red Wings F Stephen Weiss was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. … The Blue Jackets were without forwards Brandon Dubinsky (illness), David Clarkson (oblique), Jeremy Morin (heart), Boone Jenner (back), and Matt Calvert (concussion). … Detroit forwards Johan Franzen (concussion) and Darren Helm (oblique) and defenseman Alexey Marchenko (oblique) were out.

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