Columbus Ices Washington 5-2 - Recap
Ryan Johansen was the difference, potting a pair for Columbus on Thursday as the Blue Jackets skated off with a 5-2 victory over the Capitals 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 Ryan Johansen (2), Derek MacKenzie, Brandon Dubinsky, and Cam Atkinson in the victory. MacKenzie opened the scoring at 12:18 of the first period.
Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a 30-save effort for the Blue Jackets.
Washington got goals from Eric Fehr and Joel Ward in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Braden Holtby stopped 24 of 29 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 0-for-7, while the Capitals were 0-for-7 with the man advantage.
Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Washington by a margin of 32-29.
Columbus looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Panthers. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track at Detroit.