Sergei Fedorov gave the Detroit Red Wings a reminder of what they used to have.
Fedorov scored twice and added an assist against his former team as the Blue Jackets held on to beat Detroit, 4-3, last night in Columbus, Ohio.
"I think it's special for him, but I think he's been unbelievable every game," said teammate Rick Nash, who had a goal and an assist.
Jason Chimera also scored for Columbus, which snapped a two-game losing streak on the heels of a season-best, five-game winning streak. David Vyborny added three assists.
Robert Lang tallied twice for the Red Wings, who had won six of seven. Dan Cleary and Jason Williams each registered two assists for Detroit, which lost in Columbus for the first time in three years.
The Blue Jackets took a 3-0 lead in the first period on 12 shots and left the ice to a standing ovation.
"In the first period, they had their legs going," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "When one team has their legs going they look good."
But Detroit dominated the final 40 minutes and held a 29-14 shots advantage.
"We were more fresh in the first . . . but throughout the middle of the game we were struggling," said Fedorov, who has 10 goals this season and 10 points in his past six games.
The Red Wings pulled to 3-2 before Fedorov's second goal with two minutes left. Lang made it 4-3 just 20 seconds later.
"We sat back on our lead and relied on our goaltender in the second and third period too much," Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock said.
Chris Osgood replaced Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek to start the second period, making his first appearance since fracturing his wrist Nov. 3.
Ducks 4, Flames 1 -- Samuel Pahlsson, Dustin Penner, and Corey Perry scored third-period goals to lift host Anaheim. Andy McDonald also scored for the Ducks, who have won 11 of 13 games. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 27 saves.
Daymond Langkow scored for the Flames, who had won 13 of 18. Miikka Kiprusoff, who handed the Ducks their only shutout loss this season, made 37 saves.
Pahlsson snapped a 1-1 tie with 16:36 remaining. He used Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano as a screen and beat Kiprusoff for his seventh goal.