This wasn't the type of weekend the Red Wings envisioned with the Columbus Blue Jackets on the schedule and a looming stretch of games on the road.

The Red Wings finally earned a point against the resurgent Blue Jackets, but that was it — just one point.

Columbus defeated the Wings, 3-2, in a shootout Sunday, outscoring the Wings, 2-1, in the shootout.

Columbus (10-12-4, 24 points) earned nine of a possible 10 points (4-0-1) against the Wings this season, the Red Wings three points against the Blue Jackets.

The Red Wings (12-9-5, 29 points), who were shut out Saturday in Columbus, are on the road for seven of their next eight games, beginning Wednesday with a three-game in four-night swing through western Canada.

"We have a tough stretch coming up on the road, and we have to be better," forward Henrik Zetterberg said.

But these games just became more important because of a difficult weekend lost to Columbus.

"In the end, we didn't get enough points for the weekend," said coach Mike Babcock of the two losses to Columbus. "We thought we had it going there for a little while. Hopefully, we can get things fixed up so we can move the puck better and generate some more offense. We need to win."

Both goalies made sparkling saves late to send the game into regulation.

Jimmy Howard saved a possible last-second regulation time loss when Blue Jackets forward Vinny Prospal tumbled over Howard's outstretched leg with the puck lying near the crease.



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130310/SPORTS0103/303100337#ixzz2NEmr3Ckj