Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) makes the save on Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov during the shootout at Nationwide Arena. Detroit defeated Columbus 4-3 in a shootout. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Damien Brunner's fourth-round shootout goal
propelled the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue
Jackets on Monday at Nationwide Arena.
After the first seven shooters all game up empty, Brunner drove hard to the
net and avoided a stick check from Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before
stuffing the puck inside the left post past the outstretched pad of Bobrovsky
to send the Red Wings to their first victory of the season.
Pavel Datsyuk registered a goal and an assist, while Brian Lashoff and Ian
White each scored once for the Red Wings, who were blanked 6-0 by St. Louis in
their season-opener on Saturday.
Jimmy Howard turned away 30 shots in the victory.
Cam Atkinson, James Wisniewski and Vinny Prospal recorded a goal apiece for
the Blue Jackets, who opened their season with a 3-2 shootout win at
Nashville. Bobrovsky finished with 39 saves in the setback.
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