Philadelphia Ices Columbus 9-2 - Recap
Columbus couldn't hang with the Flyers on Saturday as Philadelphia blasted the Blue Jackets 9-2 at Wells Fargo Center.
Philadelphia was favored by -170 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Sean Couturier (2), Jaromir Jagr, Matt Carle, Max Talbot, Claude Giroux, James van Riemsdyk, Jakub Voracek, and Wayne Simmonds each scored for the Flyers in the victory. van Riemsdyk opened the scoring for Philadelphia, finding the back of the net at 1:38 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Erik Gustafsson and Danny Briere.
Ilya Bryzgalov turned in a 33-save effort for the Flyers.
Columbus got goals from Derek Dorsett and Grant Clitsome in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Columbus got a 21-stop effort from Steve Mason in the loss.
On the power play, Philadelphia went 1-for-5, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Columbus outshot Philadelphia 35-33 in the game.
Philadelphia looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Lightning. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.