Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/17/14
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Tomas Holmstrom netted a pair of power-play tallies during a four-goal first period and Henrik Zetterberg and Todd Bertuzzi notched four assists apiece as host Detroit clinched a playoff berth for the 21st straight season with a 7-2 win over Columbus on Monday. Captain Nicklas Lidstrom, All-Star Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Hudler and defenseman Brad Stuart scored and rookie Gustav Nyquist recorded his first NHL goal as the Red Wings jumped over idle Nashville for fourth place in the Western Conference. Ty Conklin stopped 24 shots as Detroit emphatically won its second in a row following a six-game losing skid. After Holmstrom snapped a 28-game goalless drought by scoring 1:06 into the contest from in front of the crease, Nyquist doubled the advantage just under 4 1/2 minutes later after tapping in a backhanded feed from Datsyuk. Holmstrom gave Detroit a 3-0 lead 3:20 later after collecting Zetterberg's backhanded pass which sailed between his legs before beating ...
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