Washington Falls 5-1 to Blue Jackets - Recap
Hockey bettors who backed the Blue Jackets on the moneyline Friday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Columbus easily handled Washington 5-1 at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets were a -125 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Columbus got goals from Cam Atkinson (2), James Wisniewski, Mark Letestu, and Ryan Johansen in the victory. Wisniewski opened the scoring at 12:08 of the first period.
Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a 26-save effort for the Blue Jackets.
Washington got a goal from John Carlson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Braden Holtby stopped 20 of 22 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 2-for-4, while the Capitals were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 36-27.
Next game, Columbus takes its act on the road to face Buffalo looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face New York.