• The Red Wings took a 4-0 lead 9:51 into the first period in their victory over the Blue Jackets. It’s the fastest four goals to start a game for the Red Wings since Dec. 4, 1987, when they scored four goals 7:22 into the game in a 12-0 win over the Blackhawks. The four Detroit goals were scored by Tim Higgins (0:24), Steve Yzerman (0:37), Higgins again (1:48) and Joe Murphy (7:22).
Both Todd Bertuzzi and Henrik Zetterberg handed out four assists in the Red Wings’ win. It’s the first time the Red Wings had two players each record four or more assists in the same game since Jan. 6, 1974, when Bill Hogaboam (1–4–5) and Pierre Jarry (1–4–5) did so in a 9–4 win over the Minnesota North Stars at Olympia Stadium.
• Steven Stamkos scored his 53rd goal of the season. Stamkos has scored 10 goals over his last nine games against the Flyers after scoring only once in his first seven career games against them.