November 23, 2014
Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Jiri Hudler scored, Chris Osgood posted his 14th NHL playoff shutout, and the Detroit Red
Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round Western Conference series.
Barring a stunning turnaround, Detroit will become the first defending Stanley Cup champion to reach the second round since the Colorado Avalanche did it seven years ago.
Columbus hopes returning home will help Tuesday night when it hosts a playoff game for the first time in franchise history.
The Red Wings have silenced Blue Jackets star Rick Nash, holding him pointless in two games, while making rookie goalie Steve Mason long for the success he had during the regular season.
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