Coming into tonight’s game the Wings had been winless since trading Kimmo Timonen to their division rivals in Columbus while conversely Columbus had found some upward momentum. While neither Timonen or Jovanovski factored into the score sheet (both were 0-0-0, +0, 2 PIM) the meeting was well contested. As with the prior game Columbus somehow managed to goat some Wings who would not traditionally fight into an exchange of fists. Heck JP Dumont even got called for the fight instigator. In the end the Wings managed to come away with the 2 points as Kris Versteeg had the game winner in the 3rd. The victory was key in the tussle for bragging rights as the “Detroit door Matts” are now assured at least a split in the season series with a current 4-2 games lead (3 in regulation and 1 via shootout).