Columbus rookie Matiss Kivlenieks made his first NHL start and stopped 31 shots.
Collin Sexton postgame
Kevin Love postgame
John Beilein postgame
Kevin Love added 19 points. Larry Nance Jr. finished with 16 points, as the Cleveland lost its third straight and eighth in its last 10.
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Merzlikins reflects on his big night and the fan support.
Elvis Merzlikins made a career-high 37 saves and earned his fourth win in his last five starts.
Kevin Love matched a season high with 30 points, but Cleveland lost its fifth straight and went winless on its four-game homestand.
John Tortorella after the 4-2 win in LA.