DETROIT (AP) — Tomas Holmstrom scored twice and Dan Cleary added a goal in a 1:16 span of the third period in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.
Niklas Kronwall added a goal and an assist, and Jimmy Howard made 21 saves for Detroit. Mike Blunden had a goal and an assist, R.J. Umberger, Sammy Pahlsson also scored, and Steve Mason stopped 31 shots for Columbus.
Holmstrom's power-play goal tied it at 2 at 8:05 of the third period. Henrik Zetterberg's shot deflected in off Holmstrom's skate..
Umberger then took an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and Nicklas Lidstrom blasted a one-time slap shot that Holmstrom tipped past Mason, also on the power play, for his 24th goal. Cleary capped the outburst with his 15th goal, on a wrist shot from the high slot, at 9:21.
Blunden brought the Blue Jackets within one with 9:47 left with his second goal.
Columbus led 2-1 after the first period.
Kronwall opened the scoring 2:32 into the game, beating Mason with a wrist shot from the high slot after taking a drop pass from Todd Bertuzzi.
Umberger tied it for the Blue Jackets at 8:58 with his 23rd goal. He intercepted Lidstrom's pass in the neutral zone, headed into the Detroit zone, cut around Lidstrom and put a shot past Howard from the bottom of the right circle.
Pahlsson gave Columbus the lead with 1:28 left in the opening period. He picked up a loose puck and put it in from the inside edge of the left circle.
NOTES: Columbus RW Rick Nash missed his second game because of a sore neck and back. ... Red Wings' RW Patrick Eaves has dual loyalties in the NCAA Frozen Four, which is being held at Detroit's Ford Field this weekend. The field includes Boston College, where Eaves played, and Wisconsin, where his father, Mike Eaves, coaches. Eaves visited the practices of those teams during the day Wednesday. ... Blue Jackets D Kris Russell returned after missing two games because of an arm/wrist injury. ... Eaves and Russell fought with 4:27 left in the first period.