December 18, 2019 / 3:31 AM / a month ago

Red Wings can't keep pace, lose to Blue Jackets

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Dec 17, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) and Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) battle for the puck in the first period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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