NHL: Filip Hronek’s two goals help Red Wings sail past Blue Jackets
Filip Hronek had the first two-goal game of his career, Dylan Larkin supplied a goal and two assists and the visiting Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-1 on Saturday.
Ben Chiarot, Dominik Kubalik and Tyler Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit, which has won two straight following a four-game winless streak. Moritz Seider contributed three assists, while Ville Husso made 27 saves as the Red Wings wrapped a four-game road trip.
Detroit scored six or more goals in back-to-back games for the first time since December 2008.
Emil Bemstrom scored the lone Columbus goal and Joonas Korpisalo recorded 31 saves. The Blue Jackets lost in regulation for the first time in five games.
Detroit cashed in on its first power play after Mathieu Olivier was penalized for cross checking. Larkin scored his eighth goal in front off a feed from David Perron, as Larkin’s shot trickled past Korpisalo’s pads. Seider picked up the second assist.
Columbus tied it during the opening minute of the second period. Boone Jenner skated into the Red Wings zone along the left side, then sent a pass across the crease to Bemstrom, who banged it home for his second goal. Johnny Gaudreau had the other assist.
Hronek put Detroit back on top with a shot from the slot after a battle for the puck behind the Blue Jackets’ net.
Chiarot made it 3-1 midway through the period with a slapshot from the left point off a pass from Lucas Raymond. Andrew Copp also collected an assist.
Hronek’s second goal of the period was set up by a Larkin pass. Hronek lifted a shot over Korpisalo’s left shoulder and the puck was lodged inside the crossbar. Seider notched the second assist.
With Olivier in the penalty box for elbowing Hronek, the Wings scored again early in the third period. Kubalik one-timed a shot from the right circle with Seider and Larkin once again collecting the assists.
Midway through the period, Bertuzzi scored his first goal of the season with assists from Copp and Raymond.
–Field Level Media