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Red Wings beat Blue Jackets in Columbus; Rasmussen scores first goal


By @MichaelCaples –

Second straight win for the Red Wings.

We know, we know…shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is right now.

Two days after beating the Dallas Stars 4-2 at home, the Wings beat the Blue Jackets 5-3 in Columbus Tuesday night.

The win improves Detroit’s record to 3-7-2 on the season.

After watching a 3-0 lead disappear, Tyler Bertuzzi scored the go-ahead goal to make it 4-3 in favor of the Wings with under four minutes remaining in the third period.

The game’s first goal came from Michael Rasmussen; it was the first NHL goal for the Wings’ highly-touted prospect. Here’s how he did it:

Dylan Larkin scored twice, the latter of which being the empty-netter that sealed the deal for the Wings. They were his fifth and sixth goals of the season; Larkin now leads Detroit with 12 points in 12 games. Anthony Mantha also scored for the Wings, registering his third tally of the season.

Jimmy Howard stopped 34 of the 37 shots sent his way. It was his second victory of the 2018-19 campaign.

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