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Red Wings win, deny slump talk

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Detroit coach Mike Babcock saw the big picture, not the Red Wings' recent woes.

Johan Franzen scored the winning shootout goal in the fifth round of the tiebreaker and the Detroit snapped a three-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

"You call it survival, I call it fantastic with 14 wins in the first 20 games," Babcock said.

Chris Osgood gloved David Vyborny's shot to end it.

"I just tried to stay out and big, make them make a great shot to score," said Osgood, who finished with 36 saves and is 9-1 this season.

Nicklas Lidstrom had a goal and two assists for the Red Wings.



MINNESOTA 4, COLORADO 1, at St. Paul, Minn. -- Matt Foy scored for the first time in more than two years to help Minnesota beat Colorado.

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