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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.