Detroit Ices Columbus 7-2 - Recap
Detroit cruised to victory on Monday, earning an easy 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets at Joe Louis Arena.
Detroit was favored by -310 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Tomas Holmstrom (2), Nicklas Lidstrom, Brad Stuart, Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Hudler, and Gustav Nyquist each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Holmstrom opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 1:06 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall.
Ty Conklin stopped 24 of 26 Columbus shots in the victory.
Columbus got goals from Rick Nash and Mark Letestu in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Steve Mason stopped 22 of 28 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Detroit scored 2 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Columbus went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Detroit outshot Columbus 39-26 in the game.