Merzlikins gets fifth shutout, Blue Jackets beat Red Wings

Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Elvis Merzlikins got a fifth shutout in his last eight starts and the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their points streak to 10 games with a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Zach Werenski’s second-period goal, his 17th of the season, broke a franchise season scoring record for defensemen.

The Blue Jackets have won three straight and nine of the last 10.

They dominated in the game, outshooting Detroit 44-16, but had trouble finding the back of the net with veteran goalie Jimmy Howard in goal. Howard faced a shooting gallery at times, finishing with 42 saves.

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