No Lidstrom, no Datsyuk, no Howard, no problem for the Detroit Red Wings.
The Red Wings scored four goals in the third period to top the Blue Jackets 5-2 in Columbus, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Niklas Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg, Jan Mursak, and Valtteri Filppula each scored in the final frame for the Red Wings. Johan Franzen scored his team-leading 24th goal in the first period to give Detroit a 1-0 lead.
Rick Nash and Derek MacKenzie each scored goals for the Blue Jackets.
Detroit captain Nick Lidstrom (ankle) along fellow regulars Pavel Datsyuk (knee surgery), Jonathan Ericsson (broken wrist), and Kyle Quincey (groin) missed Tuesday night's game.
Joey MacDonald got the start in goal over Jimmy Howard. MacDonald stopped 28 of 30 shots and improved to 7-1-1 since being called up from Grand Rapids.
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