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...

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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