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Blue Jackets Fall 5-2 Against Detroit - Game Recap

Johan Franzen was the difference, potting a pair for Detroit on Friday as the Red Wings skated off with a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit won as a -235 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Detroit got goals from Johan Franzen (2), Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, and Valtteri Filppula in the victory. Franzen opened the scoring at 9:03 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 32-save effort for the Red Wings.

Aaron Johnson and Derick Brassard scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Steve Mason stopped 28 of 32 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Detroit scored 3 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Columbus went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 34-33.

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