COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves in his first career shutout, and Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno took advantage of Detroit giveaways to score goals in leading the suddenly hot Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-0 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday.
Jack Johnson also picked up a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets, who have won four in a row and earned points in their last six.
For a change they didn't work overtime. They had gone to extra time in their previous five games.
Bobrovsky, acquired in a trade with Philadelphia last summer, picked up his first career shutout in his 99th NHL game and 16th with Columbus. He was at his best in the third period, stopping difficult shots by Niklas Kronwall, Drew Miller and Pavel Datsyuk.
The Blue Jackets improved to 3-0-1 against the Red Wings this season.