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Recap - Red Wings Defeat Columbus 6-5

Detroit skated to a 6-5 victory over Columbus on Saturday in NHL action at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit was favored by -170 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Kris Draper, Brian Rafalski, Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Drew Miller, and Jonathan Ericsson in the victory. Filppula opened the scoring at 17:34 of the first period.

Joey MacDonald turned in a 25-save effort for the Red Wings.

Rick Nash, R.J. Umberger, Derick Brassard, Grant Clitsome, and Matt Calvert scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Joey MacDonald.

Steve Mason stopped 28 of 34 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-1, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 34-30.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Penguins. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track at Tampa Bay.