Wings ride Cleary's first career trick
Cleary has scored a career-high 17 goals this season, with seven goals and two assists in four games coming against Columbus.
Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist for Detroit, winners of five of their last seven. Henrik Zetterberg and Danny Markov each had a goal and an assist. Robert Lang assisted on all three of Cleary's goals, and Brett Lebda had two assists.
David Vyborny had a goal and an assist for Columbus, which pulled ahead 4-3 early in the final period. Ron Hainsey, Dan Fritsche and Adam Foote also scored for the Blue Jackets.