COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- It was a night of long-awaited firsts for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
James Wisniewski made his Columbus debut after serving an eight-game suspension, and rookie Ryan Johansen scored his first career goal and added an assist to give the Blue Jackets their first win of the season, 4-1 over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
"I don't think anyone in that dressing room has been through the three weeks of hell we just went through," Columbus coach Scott Arniel said. "The psychologial, the emotional, everything that came with it. It was a lot of baggage."
R.J. Umberger had a goal and an assist, rookie John Moore scored his first NHL goal and Derek MacKenzie had his first of the year into an empty net for Columbus, which entered as the only winless club at 0-7-1, the worst start in team history.
Wisniewski, who played 27 minutes, 21 seconds, was suspended for the remainder of the preseason and eight regular-season games for a hit to the head of Minnesota forward C...