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Blue Jackets Down Montreal 3-2 - Match Report

Columbus skated to a 3-2 victory over Montreal on Thursday in NHL action at Bell Centre.

Columbus won as a +119 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Columbus got goals from Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky, and Ryan Johansen in the victory. MacKenzie opened the scoring at 15:53 of the first period.

Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a 25-save effort for the Blue Jackets.

Thomas Vanek and Brendan Gallagher scored for the Canadiens, finding the net behind Sergei Bobrovsky.

Carey Price stopped 37 of 40 shots for the Canadiens, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Columbus went 0-for-8, while the Canadiens were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Montreal lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 40-27.

Next game, Columbus takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Montreal, they head on the road to face Toronto.