Kings Down Columbus 2-1 - Match Report
|Kings Down Columbus 2-1 - Match Report|
The Blue Jackets came up short Friday against the Kings, falling 2-1.
Bettors who backed the Kings were rewarded as -180 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.
Los Angeles got goals from Mike Richards and Kyle Clifford in the victory. Clifford opened the scoring at 18:40 of the second period.
Jonathan Bernier turned in a 12-save effort for the Kings.
Nick Foligno scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Jonathan Bernier.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 20 of 22 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Los Angeles went 1-for-5, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 22-13.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Blackhawks. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against Phoenix.