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Blue Jackets Down Minnesota 3-1 - Match Report

The Blue Jackets beat Minnesota 3-1 on Tuesday, earning a victory backstopped by Curtis Sanford's 28 saves.

Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets were rewarded as -102 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

Columbus got goals from Antoine Vermette, Jeff Carter, and David Savard in the victory. Savard opened the scoring at 8:59 of the first period.

Curtis Sanford turned in a 28-save effort for the Blue Jackets.

Nate Prosser scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Curtis Sanford.

Minnesota got a 34-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.

On the power play, Columbus went 1-for-7, while the Wild were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Columbus by a margin of 37-29.

Columbus heads into a battle against the Stars. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Vancouver.