Recap - Blue Jackets Defeat Philadelphia 5-2
The Blue Jackets earned a 5-2 victory over the Flyers on Thursday at Nationwide Arena.
Columbus was favored by -150 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Derek MacKenzie, Nathan Horton, Jack Johnson, Brandon Dubinsky, and Matt Calvert each scored for the Blue Jackets in the victory. Johnson opened the scoring for Columbus, finding the back of the net at 8:20 of the first period. The goal was unassisted.
Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a 26-save effort for the Blue Jackets.
Philadelphia got goals from Vincent Lecavalier and Brayden Schenn in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ray Emery stopped 34 of 39 shots for the Flyers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 1-for-7, while the Flyers were 1-for-6 with the man advantage.
Columbus outshot Philadelphia 39-28 in the game.
Columbus looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Sabres. The Flyers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Boston.