Red Wings score 3 in third period to surge past Blue Jackets

Evgeny Svechnikov, Michael Rasmussen Blue Jackets Red Wings Hockey
Posted at 5:57 PM, Mar 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-28 17:57:44-04

DETROIT (AP) — Michael Rasmussen broke a tie early in the third period with his first goal of the season and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Sunday.

Evgeny Svechnikov, defenseman Filip Hronek and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for Detroit, which beat Columbus for the second time in two days. Calvin Pickard made 16 saves and got both wins. The Red Wings won 3-1 on Saturday.

Jack Roslovic scored for the Blue Jackets. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 25 shots.

Rasmussen’s winner came 2:51 into the third period when he put in the rebound of Robby Fabbri’s shot. The Blue Jackets challenged that there was goaltender interference on the play.

Hronek and Namestnikov scored into an empty net in the final two minutes. It was Hronek’s second goal and the sixth for Namestnikov.

Roslovic tied the game 1-1 with 1:35 remaining in the second period when he tipped Oliver Bjorkstrand’s shot out of mid-air and past Pickard. It was Roslovic’s sixth goal and snapped Pickard’s shutout streak of 66:42.

Svechnikov gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with 9:20 left in the first period when he beat Merzlikins with a wrist shot from the high slot as Svechnikov skated left to right. It was Svechnikov’s third goal.

NOTES: Detroit forward Bobby Ryan left the game after the first period with an upper-body injury. ... Roslovic’s goal was his first point in four games.


Blue Jackets: at Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Red Wings: at Florida Panthers on Tuesday.