The Minnesota Wild
left for Europe after Thursday night's game against Columbus. They're more than happy to leave the North American portion of the preseason behind them.
Columbus completed a home-and-home sweep of the Wild as Ethan Moreau
and Samuel Pahlsson
each had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win. Fedor Tyutin
and Jakub Voracek
also scored for the Blue Jackets (3-3-0), which beat the Wild for the second time in three days.
The Wild finished the North American portion of their preseason with an 0-4-2 record, including a 3-2 shootout loss at Columbus two days earlier. After the game, the Wild left for Helsinki, Finland, where they will play an exhibition game against Tampere Ilves on Monday and a pair of regular-season games against Carolina next weekend as part of the NHL Premiere series.
Dallas saved the best for last, getting the game-winner from Brenden Morrow
with 59.8 seconds remaining to rally for a win against Colorado in the back end of a home-and-home series.