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Recap - Bruins Defeat Columbus 3-1

Boston got a pair of goals from Milan Lucic as the Bruins skated to a 3-1 victory over Columbus on Saturday at TD Garden.

Boston was favored by -224 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.

Milan Lucic (2) and Patrice Bergeron each scored for the Bruins in the victory. Bergeron opened the scoring for Boston, finding the back of the net at 9:02 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Dougie Hamilton and Brad Marchand.

Chad Johnson turned in a 13-save effort for the Bruins.

Ryan Johansen scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Chad Johnson.

Curtis McElhinney stopped 33 of 36 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Boston went 1-for-6, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Boston outshot Columbus 36-14 in the game.

Boston heads into a battle against the Canadiens. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against Tampa Bay.