Detroit sports glance: Red Wings get past Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout

By Dave Hart

Red Wings 2, Blue Jackets 1 (SO) – The Red Wings snapped their four-game winless streak with a victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout on Tuesday night.

LSJ Logo incertRiley Sheahan paced Detroit with a goal in regulation and in the shootout, while Andreas Athanasiou added a shootout goal.

The Blue Jackets lone goal was netted by Boone Jenner. The tally was assisted by Brandon Dubinsky and David Savard.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek picked up the victory, stopping 28 of 29 shots.

The Red Wings are now 30-20-11 on the season, good for 71 points and third place in Eye on the Dthe Atlantic Division. They are four points ahead of New Jersey for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will head to Colorado and play the Avalanche in an outdoor game at Coors Field on Saturday night.

Record: 30-20-11   71 pts

3rd Place in Atlantic Division (4 pts behind Florida)

Tied for 5th Place in Eastern Conference (21 pts behind Washington)

4 pts ahead of New Jersey for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 39 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 51 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 70 pts

Next Game: 02/27/2016 @ Colorado Avalanche 8:00 p.m. @ Coors Field

Stats: Goals- Riley Sheahan (8). Assists- Alexei Marchenko (8). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek W (23-11-6) 28 saves on 29 shots.

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