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Columbus Falls 3-2 to Canadiens - Recap

The Blue Jackets came up short Friday against the Canadiens, falling 3-2 in a shootout.

Montreal was favored by -109 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

David Desharnais clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Canadiens. Montreal got goals from Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk in the victory. Galchenyuk opened the scoring at 19:52 of the first period.

Peter Budaj turned in a 23-save effort for the Canadiens.

R.J. Umberger and Artem Anisimov scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Peter Budaj.

Curtis McElhinney stopped 38 of 40 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 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Montreal by a margin of 40-25.

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