The Detroit Red Wings usurped the Nashville Predators for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference standings with a 7-2 drubbing of the NHL's worst team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Monday night. The Red Wings have scored 12 goals in their last two games after only scoring 17 in their previous nine games.
The Red Wings' got it going offensively on Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes to snap a six-game losing streak and they're starting to get good news on the injury front; bring in the NHL's worst team and you could have probably expected what happened in the first period on Monday night. The Red Wings scored four goals in the game's first 10 minutes and have a 4-0 lead going into the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets.