Columbus Blue Jackets pulls away in second interval for 4-1 win over Detroit Purple Wings | Information, Sports activities, Jobs


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Joonas Korpisalo scored 19 saves, Columbus scored three goals in the second half and the Blue Jackets won their first game in front of home fans more than a year ago, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Cam Atkinson had a shorthanded goal and an assist, and Riley Nash, Jack Roslovic and Boone Jenner also scored goals for the Blue Jackets, who suffered a five-game loss in their most complete game in weeks.

The state of Ohio has eased COVID-19 restrictions to allow 1,953 fans – about 10% of capacity – at the Nationwide Arena. For the first time since March 1, 2020, the Blue Jackets played a home game with spectators.

Anthony Mantha scored his sixth goal of the season and Jonathan Bernier stopped 23 shots for the Red Wings before being replaced in the third half by Thomas Greiss, who had nine saves and did not allow any goals in his stint.

Detroit has lost two in a row and three of the last five.

Atkinson scored a shorthanded goal at 7:44 a.m. in the first half after the Blue Jackets were penalized for having too many men on the ice.

Mantha ended the game with a powerplay goal late in the first round, knocking Korpisalo out of the slot with a wrist shot. But that would be it for the Red Wings.

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