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    DETROIT (AP) — John Tortorella hopes his team learned a lesson.Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals to help the Columbus Blue Jackets hold on for a 7-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.The Blue Jackets led 3-0 after the first period and led by four goals early in the second. They started to coast and it almost cost them.“Things are never safe in this league anymore Custom Chicago Blackhawks Jerseys ,” Tortorella said. “You have to stay within your system and you still have to check. It turned into a slop fest.”After its slow start, Detroit rallied with three straight goals and pulled within one twice in the third period.“We didn’t play the first period,” said Anthony Mantha, who scored two goals for the Red Wings. “We didn’t do anything until we got told to wake up between periods. That was pretty much the whole message.”Dubois’ second goal midway through the third stood after a video review and challenge, giving Columbus a two-goal lead.“It was kind of confusing for everybody,” said Boone Jenner, whose goal gave the Blue Jackets a 5-1 lead in the second.Mantha’s second goal with 2:12 left pulled the Red Wings within a goal again and they pulled goaltender Jonathan Bernier to add an extra skater. Seth Jones took advantage , sealing the victory with an empty-net goal less than a minute later.Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots for the Blue Jackets, who had lost two of three.“We’re up 3-0 after the first period, but Bob made some really big saves,” Tortorella said.Jimmy Howard gave up three goals on 16 shots in the first period and was replaced by Bernier, who finished with 12 saves.Detroit has lost three straight after winning six of seven.“The first period, we got outworked,” Detroit’s Frans Nielsen said. “They skated more than we did. We got outworked Colorado Avalanche T-Shirts Authentic , basically. We don’t have the talent in here that we can afford to get outworked. We gotta show up every night for 60 minutes if we want to win in this league.”Columbus’ Cam Atkinson’s goal-scoring streak ended at seven games, tying Geoff Sanderson’s franchise record set in 2002. Atkinson was on the ice when Jones scored his empty-net goal.“I was just trying to get the thing out,” Jones said. “I wasn’t worried about the streak at that point.”Dubois, Josh Anderson and Artemi Panarin scored in the first period to put Columbus up 3-1.Detroit’s Gustav Nyquist scored in the opening minute of the second, but the home team had any momentum stunted by Markus Nutivaara and Jenner putting the Blue Jackets ahead 5-1 in the second.Mike Green and Dennis Cholowski scored in the second, pulling the Red Wings within two goals.Mantha scored his first of two goals early in the third, giving coach Jeff Blashill another encouraging sign.“He’s really starting to heat up Colorado Avalanche Hoodies Authentic ,” Blashill said.NOTES: Tortorella won his 589th NHL game, moving past Nashville coach Peter Laviolette for the most victories in the league by a U.S.-born coach. …The Blue Jackets won the season series 2-1. They opened the season with a 3-2 overtime win at Detroit and lost to the Red Wings last month at home 5-3. … Columbus scratched D Dean Kukan and F Oliver Bjorkstrand. … Detroit D Jonathan Ericsson missed his 11th straight game with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTColumbus: Hosts Minnesota on Thursday.Detroit: Hosts St. Louis on Wednesday. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Sprong didn’t waste time making a positive first impression on the Anaheim Ducks.The 21-year-old right wing, acquired from Pittsburgh on Monday, scored in his Ducks debut Wednesday night as Anaheim stretched its winning streak to five with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.“It’s a new opportunity. I was excited for it. I wanted to come out hot,” Sprong said. “I’m a shooter and I wanted to start off early putting pucks on net and getting chances.”Sprong gave Anaheim a 2-0 lead six minutes into the first when he beat Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford top shelf with a shot at a sharp angle that just went over Crawford’s shoulder.Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle was pleased with Sprong’s performance despite having only one practice with the club.“The shot is a welcome sight because it looks he can he can provide some offense if he continues to shoot the puck like that,” Carlyle said. “He’s still got to learn our system Colorado Avalanche Hats Authentic , but he acquitted himself very well tonight.”Brandon Montour, Ondrej Kase and Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Ducks, who have matched Toronto for the longest active winning streak in the league.“You could tell in the first period we were playing with a lot of confidence. That comes from building off earlier games knowing that we are playing real good right now. We have to keep it going,” Silfverberg said.Erik Gustafsson and Alex DeBrincat scored in the second period, and Corey Crawford stopped 28 shots for the Blackhawks, who have dropped five straight and seven of eight.Chicago is 3-9-2 under Jeremy Colliton, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6.“I thought the second period was excellent Custom Colorado Avalanche Jerseys ,” Colliton said. “I don’t think they’re better than us, just the puck went in the net. Frustrating.”Montour put the Ducks on the board 20 seconds before Sprong’s goal with a 54-foot wrist shot that got past a screened Crawford for his third of the season. The Ducks came into the game next-to-last in the NHL in first-period goals but scored a pair in the first 20 minutes for only the third time this season.“Just finding ways. We feel good about ourselves. We’re a work in progress but has confidence they have success in any buildingGustafsson put the Blackhawks on the board seven minutes into the second when he took Duncan Keith’s pass in the right faceoff circle and beat Gibson with a slap shot for his fifth. DeBrincat then tied it with 28 seconds remaining in the period when he took a feed from Jonathan Toews and put it into the net for his 11th.Kase took back the lead for Anaheim four minutes into the third when he took Carter Rowley’s pass off the boards and fired a shot from the right circle for his fourth in the past nine games. Silfverberg then put it out of reach with an open-net goal late in the third for his sixth.NOTES: The teams have split their two games this season. Their last meeting will be Feb. 27 in Anaheim. … Kase, who has a point in seven of the last eight games, has eight career game-winning goals. … Anaheim C Adam Henrique extended his points streak to six straight games with an assist on Sprong’s goal. He has a goal and five assists in that span. … RW Pontus Aberg has three goals and two assists in the last three games. … DeBrincat has eight points (four goals, four assists) in five appearances against the Ducks.UP NEXTBlackhawks: Travel to Vegas for their second meeting this season against the Golden Knights on Thursday night.Ducks: Continue their four-game homestand against Carolina on Friday.