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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Blue Jackets take shootout win from Red Wings

Nikolai Zherdev scored the winning shootout goal to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Saturday night.
Michael Peca and Rick Nash also scored in the shootout for Columbus, which won its second straight despite allowing Detroit to tie it with two goals in a team-record 5 seconds. The game was the second shootout in a week between the teams, with Detroit winning last Sunday.

The Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk, left, carries the puck across the blue line Zherdev defends. Datsyuk had a goal and an assist. Manny Malhotra and Zherdev scored in regulation for Columbus, which has won two straight. Pascal Leclaire made 23 saves, including a big stop on Henrik Zetterberg in the shootout.

The Blue Jackets' Peca, right, and Red Wings' Zetterberg fight for a loose puck.

The Blue Jackets' Ron Hainsey, left, and the Red Wings' Tomas Holmstrom fight for a loose puck. Holmstrom also scored for Detroit, which has lost five of seven.

Chris Osgood made several spectacular saves to keep the Red Wings in the game.

(AP Photos by Jay LaPrete)


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