Panthers Fall 4-1 Against Columbus - Game Recap
R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets over Florida 4-1 on Friday at Nationwide Arena.
Columbus won as a +120 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Columbus got goals from R.J. Umberger (2) and Nikita Nikitin (2) in the victory. Umberger opened the scoring at 3:41 of the first period.
Allen York turned in a 30-save effort for the Blue Jackets.
Tomas Kopecky scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Allen York.
Jose Theodore stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 1-for-5, while the Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Florida outshot Columbus 31-29 in the game.
Next game, Columbus takes its act on the road to face St. Louis looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face Detroit.