Columbus Ices Minnesota 5-4 - Recap
Columbus earned a 5-4 victory over Minnesota behind a 2-goal performance from Rick Nash on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
Columbus won as a +110 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Columbus got goals from Rick Nash (2), Antoine Vermette, Kris Russell, and Jan Hejda in the victory. Nash opened the scoring at 9:02 of the first period.
Mathieu Garon turned in a 32-save effort for the Blue Jackets.
Minnesota got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Antti Miettinen, Brad Staubitz, and Cal Clutterbuck in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 28 of 33 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Columbus went 0-for-0, while the Wild were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 36-33.
Next game, Columbus takes its act home to face New Jersey looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Montreal.