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Phoenix Falls 5-2 to Blue Jackets - Recap

Rick Nash scored a pair of goals against the Coyotes as Columbus handed Phoenix a 5-2 defeat on Saturday at Jobing.com Arena.

Columbus was an underdog by +210 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Columbus got goals from Rick Nash (2), Derick Brassard, Colton Gillies, and Nikita Nikitin in the victory. Nash opened the scoring at 16:21 of the first period.

Steve Mason turned in a 30-save effort for the Blue Jackets.

Phoenix got goals from Ray Whitney and Lauri Korpikoski in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Phoenix got a 21-stop effort from Mike Smith in the loss.

Columbus scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Phoenix went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Phoenix outshot Columbus 32-26 in the game.