Blue Jackets Down Los Angeles 3-1 - Match Report
Mark Letestu scored a pair of goals against the Kings as Columbus handed Los Angeles a 3-1 defeat on Thursday at Nationwide Arena.
Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets were rewarded as +155 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.
Mark Letestu (2) and Jack Johnson each scored for the Blue Jackets in the victory. Letestu opened the scoring for Columbus, finding the back of the net at 9:14 of the first period. The goal was assisted by James Wisniewski and Vinny Prospal.
Steve Mason stopped 16 of 17 Los Angeles shots in the victory.
Los Angeles got a goal from Anze Kopitar in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 of 36 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 0-for-5, while the Kings were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Columbus outshot Los Angeles 36-30 in the game.
Next game, Columbus takes its act on the road to face St. Louis looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head on the road to face Detroit.