Red Wings top Blue Jackets 7-2, clinch playoff bid
Detroit broke its team record of 20 straight seasons of reaching the playoffs set from 1939-58.
Detroit's playoff streak is the longest active run in professional sports.
The NBA's San Antonio Spurs are expected to extend their playoff streak to 15 years; the Philadelphia Phillies have been in five straight postseasons in baseball; and the Baltimore Ravens have been in the NFL playoffs four consecutive years.
Holmstrom scored twice to help the Red Wings take a 4-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. They had a 6-0 cushion midway through the second period and a seven-goal lead early in the third.
Columbus is in last place in the NHL with 55 points.