Blue Jackets Down Phoenix 5-3 - Match Report

The Blue Jackets got a 3-goal performance from Matt Calvert as Columbus handed Phoenix a 5-3 defeat on Friday at Nationwide Arena.

Columbus won as a -128 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Columbus got goals from Matt Calvert (3), R.J. Umberger, and Jakub Voracek in the victory. Umberger opened the scoring at 14:50 of the first period.

Steve Mason turned in a 25-save effort for the Blue Jackets.

Radim Vrbata, Lauri Korpikoski, and David Schlemko scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Steve Mason.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 29 of 34 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Columbus went 3-for-9, while the Coyotes were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 34-28.

Columbus looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Predators. The Coyotes will aim to get back on the winning track at Chicago.