Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from each contest. Today, he'll look back at a 3-0 win in Columbus:
Don’t call it a comeback, but the Wild returned to form tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team played a smart road game, like Will Hunting at a Harvard Bar. Apples. Minnesota was powered by two second-period goals on the man advantage and backstopped by netminder Niklas Backstrom...Read more.
Nicklas Backstrom made 24 saves for the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday at Nationwide Arena.
Backstrom won his League-Leading 20th game of the season, his second by shutout. Forward Jason Pominville got his first goal, plus an assist, since joining the Wild in a deadline trade.
Minnesota ended a three-game losing streak before starting a three-game homestand against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday... Read more