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,” 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…