Detroit Falls 3-0 to Blue Jackets - Recap
Columbus's defense, led by netminder Steve Mason, shut down Detroit 3-0 at Joe Louis Arena on on Friday.
Columbus was an underdog by +173 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Antoine Vermette, Andrew Murray, and Jared Boll each scored for the Blue Jackets in the victory. Vermette opened the scoring for Columbus, finding the back of the net at 12:29 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Matt Calvert and R.J. Umberger.
Steve Mason stopped 34 of 34 Detroit shots in the victory.
Jimmy Howard stopped 21 of 23 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Columbus scored 0 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Detroit went 0-for-6 with the man advantage.
Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 34-24.
Next game, Columbus takes its act home to face Edmonton looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face Nashville.