Red Wings-Blue Jackets: Wings Work Towards Series Sweep

Katie EvansCorrespondent IApril 18, 2009

DETROIT - APRIL 16:  Steve Mason #1 of the Columbus Blue Jackets positions himself to make a save as teammate Marc Methot #3 battles for position with Marian Hossa #81 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.(Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets continued to battle is out in the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday as Detroit leads the series, 2-0, after a, 4-0, win.

It seemed to be a bit of a repeat of game one when ten seconds into the game Daniel Cleary took an interference penalty.

Fredrik Modin had a great opportunity however; red hot Chris Osgood continued to play solid and denied Modin of a goal.

Detroit came out strong and seemed to be the better team as Marian Hossa and Pavel Datsyuk made a great play with Steve Mason making a great save.

On a penalty to Jakub Vorachek for hooking, Brian Rafalski took advantage and scored to start the Red Wings off to a, 1-0, lead in the first period.

As the second period was underway both teams came out very strong as Osgood and Mason made great saves and denied chances.

On a bad giveaway by Detroit R.J Umberger was all alone but a great defensive play by Brad Stuart left him without a shot.

After another penalty call to Vermette Detroit went on another power play and it was Pavel Datsyuk who scored from a great pass from Hossa to lead, 2-0.

Henrik Zetterberg scored midway through the second period to give Detroit a 3-0 lead.

With the third period underway tempers flared as Jason Chimera took a boarding penalty on a dangerous hit to Nick Kronwall and Jiri Hudler added another power play goal for Detroit for a 4-0 lead and a win.

Detroit leads the series 2-0 and will play Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Columbus.

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