Jimmy Howard made 27 saves and the Red Wings regained their hold on a playoff spot Thursday with a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
Luke Glendening, Henrik Zetterberg and Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings, who improved their record to 35-25-11 and moved one point ahead of Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The Flyers have two games in hand.
The victory was Howard’s second since Dec. 3.
He had a 1-9-4 record in his previous 14 decisions before beating the Blue Jackets.
New Jersey Devils 7, Minnesota Wild 4
Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Carolina Hurricanes 2
Detroit Red Wings 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Florida Panthers 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 1
Nashville Predators 4, New York Islanders 2
Dallas Stars 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 3
Arizona Coyotes 3, San Jose Sharks 1
Los Angeles Kings 4, New York Rangers 3 (OT)
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports