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

Katie EvansCorrespondent IApril 24, 2009

DETROIT - APRIL 18:  Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a second period gaol with Johan Franzen #93 while playiny the Columbus Blue Jackets during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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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