Blue Jackets roar past Red Wings with big third period

Zach Werenski scored with 79 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Columbus Blue Jackets the lead in a 5-3 win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Monday.After Yegor Chinakhov’s first career NHL goal equalized for the Jackets at 15:42 of the final frame, the stage was set for Werenski’s game-winner. The defenseman’s slap shot from just inside the blue line found its way past traffic in front of the net for Werenski’s third goal of the season.Chinakhov and Boone Jenner each had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets, while Gustav Nyquist had two assists. Adam Boqvist and Alexandre Texier also scored for Columbus, with Texier scoring an empty-netter in the final three seconds of play.Lucas Raymond scored at 13:31 of the third period to give Detroit a 3-2 lead. The 19-year-old also had an assist, giving Raymond 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in his first 17 NHL games.Dylan Larkin also had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings. Michael Rasmussen scored Detroit’s other goal.At 14:45 of the first period, the Blue Jackets couldn’t clear a loose puck in front of their net. Raymond got a stick on the puck and threaded a pass to an open Larkin on the left side, and Larkin converted for the opening score.It was Larkin’s seventh goal of the season, and his fourth goal in as many games.

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