NHL: Red Wings keep sliding with loss to Columbus | Hockey

Saturday, March 10 2018

NHL: Red Wings keep sliding with loss to Columbus | Hockey By - March 9, 2018
Seth Jones scored twice in the second period and Sergei Bobrovsky returned from an illness to make 22 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the visiting Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Friday night.Matt Calvert also scored for the surging Blue Jackets, who have won four in a row and remain firmly in the Eastern Conference playoff picture with 13 games to go. Columbus swept a back-to-back, surpassed New Jersey to grab the first wild-card spot and moved to within two points of Philadelphia for third place in the Metropolitan Division.NOTEBOOK Stars’ Hanzal set for season-ending surgery • Dallas Stars center Martin Hanzal is set for back surgery that will end his injury-plagued season. Hanzal, who signed a $14.25 million, three-year contract in July, missed almost all of training camp and the preseason with an ankle injury.The 31-year-old Czech then missed 29 games with a variety of injuries, including the back. Marchand, Cousins fined for embellishment • The NHL has fined Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand and Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Cousins for embellishment. Each player was docked $2,000 under the league’s program designed to discourage diving and embellishment.Sabres’ Okposo out with concussion • Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his second concussion in less than a year.