The Blue Jackets toughed out a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Nationwide Arena on Saturday afternoon, righting the ship after a 3-0 loss to Vancouver on Thursday. It was the Jackets' 35th win, one more than they had all of last season, and allowed them to sweep the season series from Detroit for the first time in franchise history.
The victory allowed the Blue Jackets to gain a point on the Pittsburgh Penguins, who lost in overtime to Arizona.
But the Jackets didn't gain any ground on Washington, which just refuses to lose and is now threatening to match the CBJ's 16-game winning streak from earlier in the season.
Still, the win was a good one, given that the Red Wings were playing with lots of emotion because of the death of their beloved owner, Mike Ilitch.
Rick Nash and the Rangers are in Nationwide on Monday night for a 7 p.m. faceoff.
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