Detroit Ices Columbus 3-2 - Recap
The Blue Jackets came up short Saturday against the Red Wings, falling 3-2 in a shootout.
Detroit was favored by -315 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Valtteri Filppula clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 4 for the Red Wings. Detroit got goals from Nicklas Lidstrom and Niklas Kronwall in the victory. Kronwall opened the scoring at 11:34 of the first period.
Jimmy Howard stopped 17 of 19 Columbus shots in the victory.
Ryan Russell and Nikita Nikitin scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.
Curtis Sanford stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-4, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 31-19.
Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face St. Louis looking for another win. For Columbus, they head on the road to face Nashville.