Red Wings youth shellacks Blue Jackets 4-1

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Editor's note: I refer to the Columbus Blue Jackets as a "weak" team in this article. I don't have any evidence/data outside of this game to back that up, other than the fact that they are from...
Ohio.

The Red Wings hosted Columbus Tuesday night with their eyes set on recording a point in three consecutive games, and they got some much-needed relief when Dylan Larkin returned to the lineup after serving a one-game suspension for defending himself. Detroit shellacked a weak Blue Jackets team with speed, skill, and rock-solid goaltending. While most of the game was scoreless, Tuesday night's game was another example of how this much this team has changed over the course of a year. That change is highlighted by players like Moritz Seider, and Lucas Raymond.

Detroit did one hell of a job limiting Columbus right out of the gate. I believe they held them shot-less for an extended amount of time. The Red Wings were playing a noticeably feisty game — it didn't take long for Givani Smith to bring the energy. Most, if not all of the 1st period was dominated by Detroit, but Thomas Greiss deserves a ton of credit for his performance early in the game. He had a couple of "dandies", including a massive save on a Yegor Chinakhov one-timer at point-blank range. Both sides got a look on the power play, but neither really amounted to anything. In fact, I think the best play that either team made in their respective chances was Nick Leddy making a brain-fart that turned into a 2-on-1, only to skate like hell back and neutralize what could have been a pivotal scoring chance.

Detroit's penalty kill should get credit, though. They tied up CBJ's offense quite well.

Nick Lidstrom joined the broadcast to start the 2nd period. They talked about a few topics, mostly scouting. Lidstrom at one point even said that…
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