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Recap - Senators Defeat Columbus 4-3

The Senators earned a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets on Saturday at Scotiabank Place.

Ottawa was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Ottawa got goals from Filip Kuba, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek, and Zack Smith in the victory. Kuba opened the scoring at 6:47 of the first period.

Craig Anderson turned in a 18-save effort for the Senators.

Rick Nash, Aaron Johnson, and Kris Russell scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Craig Anderson.

Steve Mason stopped 23 of 27 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Ottawa went 2-for-2, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Ottawa by a margin of 27-21.

Next game, Ottawa takes its act on the road to face Carolina looking for another win. For Columbus, they head home to face Detroit.