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Zucker nets lone SO goal as Wild top Blue Jackets

Tuesday, 09.24.2013 / 2:37 AM

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Zucker nets lone SO goal as Wild top Blue Jackets
Minnesota Wild 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Three Stars of the Game
Sergei Bobrovsky
1st
SA: 27TOI: 65:00
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .963
Josh Harding
2nd
SA: 21TOI: 65:00
GA: 1
PIM: 0
SV%: .952
Boone Jenner
3rd
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 0PIM: 5
+/-: -1TOI: 15:56

Jason Zucker scored the lone shootout goal and assisted on the tying goal to lift the Minnesota Wild past the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1, at Nationwide Arena.

Zucker's shot trickled under the outstretched left leg pad of Sergei Bobrovsky, who made 26 saves. Minnesota goalie Josh Harding denied all three Columbus attempts in the shootout and finished the game with 20 saves.

Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski made it 1-0 on a power-play goal at 6:19 of the second period, one-timing a feed from Marian Gaborik from the top of the left circle.

"We scored a power-play goal, but I still thought our power play was bad," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "First period, it lacked intensity, soft plays, not shooting the puck, not winning battles. We had two power-play opportunities, and we end up the period with three shots. Disappointing, because it's been a focus."

Wild defenseman Keith Ballard skated onto a loose puck in the high slot and snapped a shot past Bobrovsky to tie it 11:36 into the third.

After the game, Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said his roster will be trimmed Tuesday.

"We're going to get down tomorrow," Yeo said. "Not our final number, but close to it. We want to make sure we get as close as possible. But we will have a couple more decisions to make."

Material from wire services was used in this report.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
06:19
CBJ
PPG - James Wisniewski (1) Slapshot - ASST: Marian Gaborik (1), Jack Johnson (1)
1 - 0 CBJ
3rd Period
11:36
MIN
Keith Ballard (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jason Zucker (1), Justin Fontaine (1)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
00:00
MIN
Jason Zucker (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
Shootout
RNDCBJMINTOTAL
1A. Anisimov
J. Zucker
1 - 1
2C. Atkinson
E. Haula
1 - 1
3M. Calvert
1 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
03:41
MIN
Matt Dumba  Holding  - 2 min against  Michael Chaput
09:10
MIN
Jake Dowell  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Fedor Tyutin
16:55
CBJ
Dalton Prout  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Erik Haula
2nd Period
04:58
MIN
Jon Landry  Fighting  - 5 min against  Boone Jenner
04:58
CBJ
Boone Jenner  Fighting  - 5 min against  Jon Landry
04:58
MIN
Jon Landry served by Kristopher Foucault  Roughing  - 2 min against  Boone Jenner
10:14
CBJ
Matt Calvert  Interference  - 2 min against  David Steckel
11:51
MIN
Carson McMillan  Too many men on the ice  - 2 min
17:08
CBJ
Dalton Prout  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Nino Niederreiter
3rd Period
00:09
CBJ
Cam Atkinson  Hooking  - 2 min against  Matt Cooke
18:47
CBJ
Blake Comeau  Interference  - 2 min against  Jason Zucker
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
NONE
goalie stats
Josh Harding
SA: 21TOI: 65:00
GA: 1SV%: .952
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 27TOI: 65:00
GA: 1SV%: .963