The Detroit Red Wings had plenty of chances to build a lead against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first period Tuesday night. But they didn't capitalize on their domination, and the Blue Jackets used a three-goal third period to earn a 4-1 victory and possession of third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Detroit held an 18-8 shot advantage in the first period, but the teams skated off the ice tied 1-1 because of Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

"We persevered in the first period solely because of Bob," Columbus coach Todd Richards said. "That score could have easily been 4-1 or 5-1 easily, if not for Bob. We didn't start the game the right way but we certainly ended the right way."

The Blue Jackets (34-26-5) have won two in a row; Detroit (29-23-13) has lost two straight.

Columbus was coming off an emotional Monday night in Dallas when Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench in the first period. He was immediately treated for a heart condition and hospitalized in stable condition; the game was postponed.

Columbus rebounded from the slow start against Detroit and scored three times in the final 10 minutes. Boone Jenner broke the 1-1 tie at 10:08 and Brandon Dubinsky scored 40 seconds later to make it 3-1. Derek MacKenzie added an insurance goal five minutes later to back a 39-save performance by Bobrovsky.

Nick Foligno scored in the first period for the Blue Jackets, and Nathan Horton had two assists.

"Obviously with what went on [Monday] night to come back and get a big win was pretty satisfying," Foligno said.

Derek DeKeyser gave Detroit the lead at 10:24 of the first period but Bobrovsky stopped the next 31 shots he faced. DeKeyser's shot was deflected by Columbus forward Matt Calvert and changed direction before going past Bobrovsky. It was his fourth goal.