Blue Jackets Down Detroit 4-2 - Match Report
Ryan Johansen was the difference, potting a pair for Columbus on Tuesday as the Blue Jackets skated off with a 4-2 victory over the Red Wings at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets were a -141 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Columbus got goals from Ryan Johansen (2), Brandon Dubinsky, and Cam Atkinson in the victory. Johansen opened the scoring at 1:35 of the first period.
Curtis McElhinney turned in a 22-save effort for the Blue Jackets.
Gustav Nyquist (2) scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Curtis McElhinney.
Jimmy Howard stopped 24 of 27 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 2-for-4, while the Red Wings were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Detroit outshot Columbus 33-28 in the game.
Columbus heads into a battle against the Penguins. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Montreal.