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 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus:
The Wild secured a much-needed shootout point against the Blue Jackets tonight. Minnesota peppered Sergei Bobrovsky all night, firing high-quality shots through three periods and overtime, but the Columbus netminder stood on his head. This shootout loss feels bad, but should feel like a win because the Wild outplayed the Blue Jackets for a majority of the game... Read more
There's little question which team was the better one in Saturday's game between the Minnesota Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets. Unfortunately for the home team, there's no question who was the best player.
Minnesota had Grade-A scoring chances all night long but beat Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky only twice on 41 shots as the Blue Jackets beat the Wild 3-2 in a shootout at Xcel Energy Center... Read more