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Recap - Blue Jackets Defeat Tampa Bay 5-2

Columbus skated to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday in NHL action at Nationwide Arena.

Columbus won as a +153 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Columbus got goals from Zach Werenski, Mikhail Grigorenko, Eric Robinson, Vladislav Gavrikov, and Nick Foligno in the victory. Foligno opened the scoring at 4:27 of the first period.

Elvis Merzlikins stopped 30 of 32 Tampa Bay shots in the victory.

Tampa Bay got goals from Victor Hedman, and Ondrej Palat in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Tampa Bay got a 23-stop effort from Andrei Vasilevskiy in the loss.

Columbus scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Tampa Bay outshot Columbus 32-28 in the game.

Next game, Columbus takes its act home to face Florida looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Carolina.