Detroit's defense, led by netminder Joey MacDonald, shut down Columbus 2-0 at Nationwide Arena on on Thursday.
The Red Wings were a -120 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Detroit got goals from Valtteri Filppula and Drew Miller in the victory. Miller opened the scoring at 0:33 of the first period.
Joey MacDonald turned in a 37-save effort for the Red Wings.
Columbus got a 25-stop effort from Steve Mason in the loss.
On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-4, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-6 with the man advantage.
Columbus outshot Detroit 37-27 in the game.
Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Predators. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track at Minnesota.