Mark Letestu also scored for the Blue Jackets split squad, which built a 3-0 lead by the 7:53 mark of the second period.
Nino Niederreiter scored for the Wild, via the power play at 10:09 of the second. Yeo said Niederreiter was Minnesota's best forward Tuesday.
"What he did with the puck, he was strong tonight," Yeo said of Niederreiter, who was acquired from the New York Islanders at the NHL Draft in exchange for Cal Clutterbuck and a third-round pick.
Wild left wing Jason Zucker did not play the last two periods due to a tweaked groin, according to Yeo.
|Ryan Johansen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Michael Chaput (1), Cam Atkinson (1)|
1 - 0 CBJ
|Cam Atkinson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Johansen (1), Ryan Murray (1)|
2 - 0 CBJ
|Mark Letestu (1) Snap shot - ASST: Cody Goloubef (1), Blake Comeau (1)|
3 - 0 CBJ
|PPG - Nino Niederreiter (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Charlie Coyle (1), Mikael Granlund (1)|
3 - 1 CBJ
|Marco Scandella Interference - 2 min against Jake Hansen|
|Jake Dowell Fighting - 5 min against Cody Bass|
|Cody Bass Fighting - 5 min against Jake Dowell|
|Michael Chaput Delaying Game - Puck over glass - 2 min|
|Jake Hansen Interference - Goalkeeper - 2 min against Niklas Backstrom|
|Stephane Veilleux Hooking - 2 min against Cody Goloubef|
|Cody Goloubef Hooking - 2 min against Mikael Granlund|
|Cody Goloubef Holding - 2 min against Nino Niederreiter|