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Red Wings 4, Blue Jackets 1

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 2:19 AM

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Red Wings 4, Blue Jackets 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Detroit Red Wings 4

DETROIT (AP) -Dan Cleary doesn't put the puck in the net a lot, but he made the most of his latest scoring chances.

Cleary netted his first two goals of the season, including a key short-handed effort, to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Henrik Zetterberg and Mikael Samuelsson also scored, and Dominik Hasek made 16 saves for Detroit (9-4-1), which won its sixth straight.

Ron Hainsey scored for Columbus (4-7-1) and Pascal Leclaire stopped 23 shots before being replaced by Fredrick Norrena after two periods.

The Red Wings outshot the Blue Jackets 37-17.

"We controlled most of the game and we were rewarded," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.

Hainsey's power-play goal tied it at 1 at 6:32 of the second period, but the Red Wings answered with three straight.

"We got back in the game early in the second and got it tied 1-1," Columbus coach Gerard Gallant said. "But we got the next goal scored shortly after that."

Zetterberg slapped in a rebound from the left circle at 8:45, and Cleary netted his second goal on a short-handed breakaway with 5:56 left in the period.

Cleary beat everyone to a loose puck in the Blue Jackets' zone.

"I read the bounce and got a good jump on them and went in and tried to be patient," said Cleary, who had only three goals in 77 games last season. "We practice breakaways a lot. I tried to out wait him."

Samuelsson backhanded a shot in during a goal-mouth scramble with 4:27 remaining in the middle frame to cap the scoring.

Columbus, which beat Calgary at home in a shootout Friday night, couldn't put together back-to-back good efforts.

"As soon as they scored the second goal, it was over," Gallant said. "The guys stopped competing and I don't know why."

Cleary opened the scoring with 2:17 left in the first period, tipping in Chris Chelios' shot from the top of the circle along the right wing boards.

Columbus didn't register its first shot until 11:03 elapsed when Rick Nash directed a drive at Hasek from the left circle. Detroit had eight shots by that point.

"I don't know, we got away from our game plan," Leclaire said. "We're a good team when we play simple and we keep everything on the sides. We tried to do a little too much and we got caught flat-footed."

Notes: Detroit D Mathieu Schneider missed his third straight game due to an injured groin. ... The Red Wings recalled C Valtteri Filppula from Grand Rapids of the AHL and assigned forward Brad Norton to that team. ... Columbus C Sergei Fedorov played 13 seasons for the Red Wings from 1990-2003, posting 400 goals and 954 points. He was booed every time he touched the puck. ... Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe was in attendance.

scoring summary
1st Period
17:43
DET
Daniel Cleary (1) Tip-in - ASST: Chris Chelios (2), Kris Draper (2)
1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
06:32
CBJ
PPG - Ron Hainsey (1) Snap shot - ASST: Rick Nash (6), Adam Foote (3)
1 - 1 Tie
08:45
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (4) Slapshot - ASST: Kris Draper (3), Mikael Samuelsson (4)
2 - 1 DET
14:04
DET
SHG - Daniel Cleary (2) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 1 DET
15:33
DET
Mikael Samuelsson (3) Backhand shot - ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (10), Valtteri Filppula (1)
4 - 1 DET
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
11:10
DET
Danny Markov  Holding against  Rick Nash
14:47
CBJ
Manny Malhotra  Tripping against  Tomas Holmstrom
15:02
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Interference against  Freddy Modin
20:00
CBJ
Anson Carter  Hooking against  Valtteri Filppula
2nd Period
02:32
CBJ
Rick Nash  Interference on goalkeeper against  Dominik Hasek
05:21
DET
Tomas Kopecky  Interference on goalkeeper against  Pascal Leclaire
10:38
DET
Brett Lebda  Hi-sticking against  Dan Fritsche
10:38
DET
Brett Lebda  Hi-sticking against  Dan Fritsche
16:15
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Tripping against  David Vyborny
18:20
CBJ
Rick Nash  Hooking against  Daniel Cleary
3rd Period
00:52
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Tripping against  Rick Nash
05:03
CBJ
Geoff Platt  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
06:29
CBJ
Ole-Kristian Tollefsen  Roughing against  Henrik Zetterberg
06:29
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Roughing against  Ole-Kristian Tollefsen
08:32
DET
Chris Chelios  Tripping against  Geoff Platt
13:34
CBJ
Dan Fritsche  Holding against  Pavel Datsyuk
17:22
DET
Tomas Kopecky  Tripping against  Geoff Platt
18:44
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Hi-sticking against  Henrik Zetterberg
goalie stats
Fredrik Norrena
Fredrik Norrena
SA: 10TOI: 18:38
Saves: 10EV: 4 - 4
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Pascal Leclaire
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 27TOI: 40:00
Saves: 23EV: 18 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .852SH: 1 - 2
Dominik Hasek
SA: 17TOI: 60:00
Saves: 16EV: 6 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .941SH: 2 - 2

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