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Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Wrap - Columbus Wins 3-2

The Blue Jackets beat Carolina 3-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Elvis Merzlikins's 32 saves.

Columbus was an underdog by +117 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Emil Bemstrom, Nick Foligno, and Cam Atkinson each scored for the Blue Jackets in the victory. Bemstrom opened the scoring for Columbus.

Elvis Merzlikins stopped 32 of 34 Carolina shots in the victory.

Martin Necas, and Jordan Staal scored for the Hurricanes, finding the net behind Elvis Merzlikins.

Carolina got a 15-stop effort from Petr Mrazek in the loss.

Columbus scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Carolina went 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Carolina by a margin of 34-18.

Columbus looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Devils. The Hurricanes will aim to get back on the winning track vs. Anaheim.