Columbus vs Los Angeles Recap - Blue Jackets Win 5-3

Rick Nash scored a pair of goals against the Kings as Columbus handed Los Angeles a 5-3 defeat on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Columbus won as a +169 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Columbus got goals from Rick Nash (2), Rostislav Klesla, Andrew Murray, and Jared Boll in the victory. Murray opened the scoring at 7:40 of the first period.

Steve Mason turned in a 33-save effort for the Blue Jackets.

Los Angeles got goals from Ryan Smyth, Michal Handzus, and Justin Williams in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Los Angeles got a 21-stop effort from Jonathan Quick in the loss.

On the power play, Columbus went 0-for-4, while the Kings were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Los Angeles outshot Columbus 36-26 in the game.

Columbus heads into a battle against the Ducks. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Buffalo.