Minnesota 4, Columbus 2

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 10-5-2-1 5-2-1-0 5-3-1-1 W2
Columbus 3-13-0-1 3-6-0-1 0-7-0-0 L1


Cal Clutterbuck recorded the game-winner in the third period as the Minnesota Wild overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the host Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday.

Matt Cullen added his eighth tally and Nick Johnson picked up his second for the Wild, who finished up a five-game road trip with a 3-2-0 mark. They begin a six-game homestand against Colorado on Thursday.

After allowing a pair of goals in the first period, Minnesota got back into it on the power play in the second. Cullen came in from the left side and cleaned up a rebound in front of the net, backhanding a shot over sprawled out goaltender Steve Mason.

Johnson scored in a similar way 20 seconds later. Now at even strength, Mason once again failed to control a rebound and the Blue jackets could not clear the puck, leaving it for Johnson to push in from the doorstep.

Clutterbuck snapped the tie at 7:38 of the third with his fourth goal.

Niklas Backstrom made 43 saves and Devin Setoguchi added an empty-net tally for Minnesota.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Columbus
Cal Clutterbuck 1 Points Mark Letestu 1
Cal Clutterbuck 1 Goals Mark Letestu 1
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 1 Assists Grant Clitsome 1
Matt Cullen 1 Power Play Goals Mark Letestu 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Antoine Vermette 1
Niklas Backstrom .956 Save Percentage Steve Mason .870
Niklas Backstrom 43 Saves Steve Mason 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 24 4 1-5 2-3 31 29
Columbus 45 2 1-3 4-5 35 25

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .231 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Colorado. The Wild have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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