Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/24/2014
Tuesday, March 24th, 2014 4:30 PM on NBCS, TSN2, FSDT
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
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The Detroit Red Wings and the Columbus Blue Jackets played a tightly fought game the last time they met until the Blue Jackets were able to take over in the third period for a 4-1 victory. After the two teams got a goal apiece in the first period, it was Columbus rookie Boone Jenner who put the home team in front for good in the middle of the third. Brandon Dubinsky and Derek MacKenzie got the third and fourth goals for the hosts, and made it look like a much more comfortable victory than it actually was.
Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was the first star in the game, saving 39 of the 40 shots he faced. The game could have definitely gone another way had it not been for Bobrovsky saving multiple shots in the early stages of the game when the Red Wings had two power play opportunities.
Nathan Horton had two assists for the Blue Jackets, and Nick Foligno scored his 17th goal of the season for the home side. The lone scorer on the night for the Red Wings was Danny DeKeyser, who made a bullet of a shot from the point to give Detroit its early lead.
The two teams came into the game with the same amount of points in the East, so it was a huge momentum builder for Columbus.
Detroit is 18-17 straight up on the road this season
Detroit is 14-19-2 against the over/under on the road this season
Columbus is 19-16 straight up at home this season
Columbus is 18-15-2 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
03/19/14 D Jonathan Ericsson Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
03/18/14 LW Justin Abdelkader Leg expected to miss 2 weeks
03/15/14 RW Tomas Jurco Ribs expected to miss 2-4 weeks
03/10/14 C Joakim Andersson Foot out indefinitely
03/06/14 C Stephen Weiss Hernia out indefinitely
03/05/14 C Pavel Datsyuk Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/04/14 RW Daniel Cleary Knee out indefinitely
02/21/14 LW Henrik Zetterberg Back out for regular season
10/17/13 LW Cody Bass Thumb out indefinitely
03/06/14 D Ryan Murray Knee out for season
01/08/14 RW Jack Skille Abdominal out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus
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