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Columbus Ices Phoenix 2-0 - Recap

Columbus shut out Phoenix on Thursday, getting a 34-stop effort from Curtis McElhinney in a 2-0 win.

Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets were rewarded as +140 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Columbus got goals from R.J. Umberger and Nathan Horton in the victory. Horton opened the scoring at 15:51 of the second period.

Curtis McElhinney turned in a 34-save effort for the Blue Jackets.

Mike Smith stopped 29 of 31 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Columbus scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Phoenix went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Phoenix by a margin of 34-31.

Next game, Columbus takes its act on the road to face St. Louis looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head home to face Philadelphia.