Blue Jackets Down Minnesota 3-2 - Match Report
Columbus earned a 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, but needed a shootout to do it at Xcel Energy Center.
Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets were rewarded as +131 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go PUSH the closing total of 5.
Cam Atkinson clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Blue Jackets. Vinny Prospal and Fedor Tyutin each scored for the Blue Jackets in the victory. Prospal opened the scoring for Columbus, finding the back of the net at 3:53 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Brandon Dubinsky and Dalton Prout.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 39 of 41 Minnesota shots in the victory.
Minnesota got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Jason Pominville in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Minnesota got a 20-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.
Columbus scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Minnesota outshot Columbus 41-22 in the game.
Next game, Columbus takes its act on the road to face Colorado looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Calgary.