nhl Game Recap
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Los Angeles Kings Recap - Blue Jackets Win 4-2
Los Angeles was unable to break down Elvis Merzlikins on Monday, firing 37 shots but scoring only 2 times in a 4-2 loss against the Blue Jackets.
Columbus was an underdog by +104 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Columbus got goals from Nathan Gerbe, Gustav Nyquist, Kevin Stenlund, and Scott Harrington in the victory. Gerbe opened the scoring at 6:53 of the second period.
Elvis Merzlikins turned in a 35-save effort for the Blue Jackets.
Los Angeles got goals from Sean Walker, and Alex Iafallo in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jonathan Quick stopped 20 of 23 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 0-for-1, while the Kings were 0-for-0 with the man advantage.
Los Angeles outshot Columbus 37-24 in the game.
Columbus heads into a battle against the Ducks. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Dallas.