Zetterberg's Hat Trick Pushes Red Wings Past Blue Jackets 3-1

'Canes stay hot, beat Thrashers 5-3
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2008 12:52 AM CDT
Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40) of Sweden, takes a shot on goal against Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of their NHL hockey game.   (AP Photo/Jerry S. Mendoza)
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(Newser) – Henrik Zetterberg was responsible for all of the Detroit Red Wings’ scoring in their 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. All three of the Swede’s goals came in the third period; it was his third career hat-trick. Columbus’ tally came on Manny Malhotra’s second period power-play goal, his fifth in the past three games, reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere:

  • Carolina net minder Cam Ward recorded 31 saves in the Hurricanes’ 5-3 win over the Atlanta Thrashers. It was Carolina’s third win over Atlanta in a month, and their 10th in their last 12 games overall. Sergei Samsonov had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes; rookie Bryan Little did the same for the Thrashers.