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Blue Jackets Down Carolina 5-1 - Match Report

Columbus cruised to victory on Friday, earning an easy 5-1 win over the Hurricanes at Nationwide Arena.

Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets were rewarded as +139 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

R.J. Umberger (3), Vinny Prospal, and Mark Letestu each scored for the Blue Jackets in the victory. Prospal opened the scoring for Columbus, finding the back of the net at 6:50 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jack Johnson and David Savard.

Steve Mason turned in a 39-save effort for the Blue Jackets.

Carolina got a goal from Drayson Bowman in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Cam Ward stopped 21 of 26 shots for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Columbus went 1-for-3, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 40-26.

Columbus looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Oilers. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.