Detroit-Columbus: Franzen, Red Wings Sweep The Blue Jackets

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Detroit-Columbus: Franzen, Red Wings Sweep The Blue Jackets
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The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets battled it out in game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday as the Wings took a series sweep defeating the Jackets 6-5.

With the first period underway and a series of penalties to Blue Jackets Derek Dorsett and Raffi Torres and one to Red Wing Jonathan Ericsson, Nick Lidstrom came out on top with a goal to start off scoring to give Detroit a 1-0 lead.

Later in the first when Kirk Maltby took interference penalty Kristian Huselius took advantage to tie it up with a rocket shot to tie the game, 1-1, which really got the crowd going.

Tomas Holmstrom made it, 2-1, as he scored on a rebound chance and Vallteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler had a chance but Mason made the save.

Daniel Cleary made it, 3-1 at the end of the first period, as he banked in a shot off Steve Mason's skate.

With the second period underway Columbus came out strong and Rick Nash scored his first playoff goal to get a score of, 3-2, while Detroit seemed to be a little tired and getting into trouble.

On a horrible call on Jonathan Ericsson for holding R.J Umberger scored to tie the game 3-3.

Detroit started to get wound up and Marian Hossa scored on a rebound and wide-open net for a, 4-3, game.

After Nash took a penalty for crosschecking Hossa scored his second of the night and got the Wings back up to a, 5-3, lead.

Kris Russell tried to get his team back and the crowd as he got Columbus within one on a goal for a, 5-4, score.

Fredrik Moden tied up the game to give fans hope for a, 5-5, game.

In the third period both teams came out strong and it wasn't until Columbus took a too many men penalty and Johan Franzen scored the game winner for a final score of, 6-5.

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