DETROIT – Vinny Prospal scored with 24.7 seconds left, capping a comeback that lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night
Damien Brunner and Valtteri Filppula scored in the first 2-plus minutes of the game to put the Red Wings ahead by two, a cushion they wasted for a third time during their five-game losing streak.
R.J. Umberger’s power-play goal a couple of minutes after Detroit took its two-goal lead pulled Columbus within one. Derek Dorsett tied it in the third period.
Prospal’s backhander off crisp passes from James Wisniewski and Derek Dorsett ended the Blue Jackets’ three-game losing streak.
The game took a frightening turn early in the second period when Columbus center Artem Anisimov was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being struck in the head by Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey. Anisimov was alert and able to move when he was taken to a hospital as a precaution because he said his head hurt, according to team spokesman Todd Sharrock.
Detroit scored on its first and third shots against Sergei Bobrovsky, who bounced back to finish with 28 saves.
PANTHERS 5, FLYERS 2: In Philadelphia, Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller each had two goals to help Florida snap a five-game losing streak.
Tomas Kopecky also scored for Florida, which was 0-2-3 since a 3-2 shootout victory in Philadelphia on Feb. 7. Scott Clemmensen stopped 32 shots to earn his first win since April 7.
JETS 4, HURRICANES 3: In Raleigh, N.C., Blake Wheeler scored his second goal of the game with 4:54 remaining to lift Winnipeg.
Wheeler sped in on a partial breakaway after Carolina defenseman Joe Corvo slipped near the blue line and beat goalie Cam Ward. Wheeler’s goal concluded a stretch where the teams scored three goals in a span of 1:03.
DEVILS 3, CAPITALS 2: In Washington, Ilya Kovalchuk scored the tiebreaking goal on a 5-on-3 power play with about 8 1/2 minutes left to complete New Jersey’s comeback victory.
Washington led 2-1 entering the third period, thanks to power-play goals by Mathieu Perrault and Mike Ribeiro.
Andrei Loktionov made it 2-all midway through the last period.
BRUINS 4, LIGHTNING 2: In Tampa, Fla., Nathan Horton scored two goals to lead Boston.
Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand also scored for the Bruins, who improved to 6-1-1 on the road.
MAPLE LEAFS 3, SABRES 1: In Toronto, James van Riemsdyk scored two goals as Toronto spoiled the NHL head coaching debut of Ron Rolston.
SENATORS 3, RANGERS 2, SO In Ottawa, Ontario, Kaspars Daugavins scored in the seventh round of the shootout and backup goalie Ben Bishop picked up the victory in relief of injured starter Craig Anderson to lift Ottawa.
ISLANDERS 4, CANADIENS 3, OT: In Montreal, Rookie defenseman Thomas Hickey scored in overtime for his first NHL goal as New York snapped Montreal’s six-game winning streak.