Cleary sparks Wings' 4-1 win
Daniel Cleary scored two goals and the Wings scored three goals in just under seven minutes in the second period of a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The defending Presidents' Trophy winners, who also got goals from Henrik Zetterberg and Mikael Samuelsson, have won six consecutive games after stumbling to a 3-4-1 start.
Cleary gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with 2:17 left in the first period when he poked the puck past Columbus goaltender Pascal Leclaire after a scramble in front of the net.
His second tally gave Detroit a 3-1 lead with 14:04 left in the second period. Cleary streaked in on a breakaway and backhanded the puck past Leclaire.
Leclaire, who stopped 23-of-27 shots, was lifted after two periods.
Ron Hainsey scored the lone goal for Columbus, which went 1-for-9 on the power play.
Dominik Hasek recorded 16 stops for the Wings, who were blanked in seven opportunities with the extra skater.