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Blue Jackets Fall 5-3 Against Montreal - Game Recap

Tomas Plekanec scored twice to lead the Canadiens over Columbus 5-3 on Thursday at Bell Centre.

Montreal won as a -155 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Montreal got goals from Tomas Plekanec (2), Andrei Markov, Rene Bourque, and Michael Bournival in the victory. Bourque opened the scoring at 4:38 of the first period.

Carey Price turned in a 30-save effort for the Canadiens.

Columbus got goals from Boone Jenner (2) and Ryan Johansen in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 of 35 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Montreal went 1-for-4, while the Blue Jackets were 2-for-6 with the man advantage.

Montreal outshot Columbus 36-33 in the game.

Montreal heads into a battle against the Predators. Columbus, meanwhile, will have their next action against Washington.