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Columbus Falls 3-0 to Wild - Recap

Minnesota's defense, led by netminder Niklas Backstrom, shut down Columbus 3-0 at Nationwide Arena on on Sunday.

The Wild were a -112 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.

Minnesota got goals from Jason Pominville, Ryan Suter, and Charlie Coyle in the victory. Suter opened the scoring at 3:13 of the second period.

Niklas Backstrom turned in a 24-save effort for the Wild.

Columbus got a 21-stop effort from Sergei Bobrovsky in the loss.

Minnesota scored 2 times on 3 chances on the power play, while Columbus went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blackhawks. The Blue Jackets will aim to get back on the winning track vs San Jose.