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Columbus vs Minnesota Recap - Wild Win 4-2

The Wild beat Columbus 4-2 on Saturday, earning a victory backstopped by Niklas Backstrom's 29 saves.

The Wild were a -125 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Minnesota got goals from Matt Cullen, Dany Heatley, Devin Setoguchi, and Marco Scandella in the victory. Cullen opened the scoring at 1:10 of the first period.

Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 of 31 Columbus shots in the victory.

Derek Dorsett and Maksim Mayorov scored for the Blue Jackets, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.

Columbus got a 19-stop effort from Steve Mason in the loss.

Minnesota scored 2 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Columbus went 0-for-6 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 31-26.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Columbus, they head home to face Vancouver.