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Columbus Ices Colorado 5-2 - Recap

The Blue Jackets got a 3-goal performance from Cam Atkinson as Columbus handed Colorado a 5-2 defeat on Thursday at Pepsi Center.

Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets were rewarded as +175 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Columbus got goals from Cam Atkinson (3) and Rick Nash (2) in the victory. Atkinson opened the scoring at 6:35 of the first period.

Steve Mason turned in a 35-save effort for the Blue Jackets.

Colorado got goals from Paul Stastny and David Jones in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Colorado got a 23-stop effort from Semyon Varlamov in the loss.

Columbus scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Colorado went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Colorado outshot Columbus 37-28 in the game.

Columbus heads into a battle against the Islanders. Colorado, meanwhile, will have their next action against Nashville.