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Red Wings tie franchise record with ninth straight, Cleary scores two

CBSSports.com wire reports

DETROIT -- Even a puck to the face couldn't stop Dan Cleary.

Cleary scored two goals and Dominik Hasek made 15 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings win their ninth straight game, 4-1 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. The winning streak tied a franchise record.

Henrik Zetterberg scored his 13th goal of the season with 1:28 left to extend his season-opening points streak to 16 games, the longest in team history. Mikael Samuelsson had two assists.

Two of Detroit's goals came on the power play.

"The power play worked for us," said Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. "But I thought as the game went on, we got better and better."

Cleary was hit above the right eye on a clearing attempt by Rick Nash 5:59 into the second period and was helped into the locker room. Cleary returned to start the third period wearing a visor on his helmet.

"It's good," he said. "I'm just lucky enough that it wasn't a little lower."

And 8:40 into the period, Cleary scored when he put in his own rebound after taking a pass from Kirk Maltby in front of the net. That made it 3-1.

"That third goal was a killer," Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock said.

Cleary had been on the ice for Detroit's first goal, seven minutes into the first period, a power play effort that had been credited to Brett Lebda, who shot the puck from the top of the right circle. But the play was later reviewed and the goal was given to Cleary, who now has five for the season.

Nash scored for Columbus, and Pascal Leclaire stopped 32 shots.

"They're a team that no matter how much skill they have, they work hard," said Blue Jackets captain and defenseman Adam Foote.

Nash tied it at 1 early in the second period on a 5-on-3 power play, scoring his 11th goal of the season off a goal-mouth scramble.

Tomas Holmstrom's power-play goal with 6:07 left in the period put the Red Wings ahead for the second time. He stuffed in a loose puck for his ninth goal.

Zetterberg continued his team-record 16-game scoring streak to start a season when he put in his 13th goal with 1:28 left.

Hasek returned after missing five games because of a hip injury.

"Anytime you come back after two weeks, you get a little nervous," he said. "But I felt fine."


  • Columbus LW Fredrik Modin missed the game because of a back injury.
  • The Red Wings wore their usual road white jerseys, while the Blue Jackets were in their usual home blue uniforms.
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Dan Cleary (11) uses a screen in front to deflect Brett Lebda's shot for the first of his 2 goals. (Getty Images)
Dan Cleary (11) uses a screen in front to deflect Brett Lebda's shot for the first of his 2 goals. (Getty Images)
Columbus (8-5-2)0101
Detroit  (13-2-1) «1124
Three Stars
T. Holmstrom

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
D. Cleary

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
N. Kronwall

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
13:00Power Play - Daniel Cleary (3), Slap Shot. Assist: Brett Lebda, Mikael Samuelsson
49.0Power Play - Rick Nash (11), Tip-In. Assist: David Vyborny, Sergei Fedorov
13:53Power Play - Tomas Holmstrom (9), Slap Shot. Assist: Nicklas Lidstrom, Mikael Samuelsson
08:40Daniel Cleary (4), Backhand Shot. Assist: Kirk Maltby, Nicklas Lidstrom
18:32Henrik Zetterberg (13), Snap Shot. Assist: Brian Rafalski, Kirk Maltby
Penalty Summary
11:10Fedorov, 2 min, Hooking
18:54Lebda, 2 min, Elbowing
19:48Drake, 2 min, Hooking
01:38Franzen, 2 min, Holding
05:47Fedorov, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
12:07Peca, 2 min, Tripping
19:06Nash, 2 min, Hooking
01:24Franzen, 2 min, Hooking
05:28Kopecky, 2 min, High-Sticking
09:41Kronwall, 2 min, Hooking
11:53Lidstrom, 2 min, Hooking
12:09Novotny, 2 min, Holding
16:02Nash, 2 min, Goaltender Interference
Shots On Goal
Pascal Leclaire60:00324
Dominik Hasek59:55151
Game Information
Attendance - 18654
Referees - Marc Joannette, Brad Watson
Linesmen - Lonnie Cameron, Thor Nelson
Other Games
Atl 4 Final
Fla 1
Colo 1 Final
Van 2
Tor 3 Final
Buf 0
StL 2 Final
Chi 4
SJ 2 Final
Ana 3