Jackets Add to Wings Woes

Modin scores twice as Detroit falls for fifth straight time
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 16, 2008 6:35 AM CST
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Pascal Leclaire (31) celebrates with Michael Peca after beating the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 in an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Columbus Blue Jackets made sure the Detroit Red Wings' rare fifth straight loss was painful last night. Fredrik Modin scored two goals and Rick Nash had a goal and two assists, as the Jackets won 5-1, reports the AP. Chris Osgood, starting his second straight game for the injured Dominik Hasek, was pulled after stopping only nine of 13 shots.

Pascal Leclaire allowed only a Pavel Datsyuk goal in shutting down the NHL-leading Wings with 20 saves. Modin, who now has five goals on the season, chased Osgood with his second goal for a 4-0 lead in the second period. It was the second game in a row that Osgood was pulled.