Following Wild games, Managing Editor Mike Doyle will give the Five Takeaways that he'll remember from the contest. Tonight, he looks back at a 4-0 loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets:
The Wild played a strong road period to open tonight’s contest, but it was all Blue Jackets after that. With Minnesota playing the second game on back-to-back nights, Columbus took advantage. The Jackets last played on Tuesday and looked like a rested team as it finished checks all over the ice and ferociously cycled in the Wild’s zone...Read more.
Curtis McElhinney made 20 saves for his third career shutout, Nick Foligno and RJ Umberger each had a goal and an assist, linemate Ryan Johansen had two assists, and the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-0 Friday.
McElhinney moved into the starting role after 2013 Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky sustained a groin injury Tuesday during a 1-0 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bobrovsky is out 4-5 weeks...Read More.