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Red Wings vs Blue Jackets Final: 2-1 - Recap

The Red Wings beat Columbus 2-1 on Friday, earning a victory backstopped by Jimmy Howard's Jimmy HowardSaves saves.

Detroit was favored by -117 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula in the victory. Franzen opened the scoring at 7:04 of the second period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 34-save effort for the Red Wings.

Antoine Vermette scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Columbus got a 30-stop effort from Steve Mason in the loss.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-3, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 35-32.

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