Blue Jackets Down Florida 6-3 - Match Report
Columbus skated to a 6-3 victory over Florida on Saturday in NHL action at Nationwide Arena.
Columbus was favored by -178 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Columbus got goals from R.J. Umberger, Nick Foligno, Artem Anisimov, Matt Calvert, David Savard, and Cam Atkinson in the victory. Umberger opened the scoring at 7:42 of the first period.
Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a 17-save effort for the Blue Jackets.
Sean Bergenheim, Shawn Matthias, and Nick Bjugstad scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Sergei Bobrovsky.
Scott Clemmensen stopped 31 of 35 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 3-for-4, while the Panthers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Columbus outshot Florida 37-20 in the game.
Next game, Columbus takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face New York.