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Columbus 5, Detroit 3
When: 7:30 PM ET, Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Dean Morton, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Mark Shewchyk, James Tobias
Attendance: 17639

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Kevin Stenlund scored his first career goal, and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 on Monday.

Cam Atkinson, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Gustav Nyquist also scored for the Blue Jackets while Joonas Korpisalo made 18 saves.

Adam Erne scored his first two goals of the season for Detroit. Tyler Bertuzzi had the team's other goal, and Jonathan Bernier made 34 saves.

The game was tied at 2-all after the first period.

Erne scored at 5:11 on a shot from the right circle that he lifted above Korpisalo's glove. Frans Nielsen set up the score for his second assist of the season. Brendan Perlini was also credited with an assist.

Atkinson tied it up at 11:02 when he tipped a pass from Dubois just inside the goalpost on Bernier's stick side. Seth Jones also had an assist on the play.

Bjorkstrand scored just over a minute later to give Columbus the lead. Following a Red Wings giveaway in their own zone, Bjorkstrand wristed a shot over Bernier's left shoulder after a backhanded pass from Nyquist.

Erne achieved his third career two-goal game at 17:17 just after the Blue Jackets killed off a penalty. Erne one-timed a shot from the left side.

The game was tied at 3-all after two periods.

The Red Wings scored first in the period on a power play at 1:58 when Filip Hronek took a shot from the point that deflected off Dylan Larkin and Bertuzzi and past Korpisalo.

Stenlund scored at 6:54 while making a pass on a power play. It deflected off the stick of defenseman Trevor Daley and past Bernier. Atkinson and Jones got the assists.

Dubois scored 1:19 into the third period when he carried the puck out of his zone along the left side and lifted a shot that rose above Bernier's glove. Alexandre Texier was credited with an assist.

Detroit's Anthony Mantha and Robby Fabbri hit the goalpost with shots later in the period.

Nyquist scored an empty-netter with seven seconds left to seal Columbus' victory.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Columbus   Detroit
Cam Atkinson 2 Points Adam Erne 2
Cam Atkinson 1 Goals Adam Erne 2
Seth Jones 2 Assists Madison Bowey 1
Kevin Stenlund 1 Power Play Goals Tyler Bertuzzi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joonas Korpisalo .857 Save Percentage Jonathan Bernier .895
Joonas Korpisalo 18 Saves Jonathan Bernier 34
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 39 5 1-2 2-3 6 34
Detroit 21 3 1-3 1-2 4 27
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .185 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Los Angeles. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .429 after a loss.