Columbus vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 3-2
|Columbus vs Minnesota Wrap - Minnesota Wins 3-2|
Minnesota skated to a 3-2 victory over Columbus on Tuesday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota was favored by -190 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Mikko Koivu, and Tom Gilbert each scored for the Wild in the victory. Koivu opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 9:23 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jonas Brodin and Ryan Suter.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 17-save effort for the Wild.
Columbus got goals from Jack Johnson and Mark Letestu in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Columbus got a 23-stop effort from Steve Mason in the loss.
On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-2, while the Blue Jackets were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 26-19.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Chicago looking for another win. For Columbus, they head home to face St. Louis.