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Wild look to end woes in Columbus

Dec 8, 2007 - 2:35 PM
Minnesota (15-11-2) at Columbus (13-10-5) 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) - The Minnesota Wild look for their first win in more than five years at Nationwide Arena when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

The Wild suffered their worst loss of the season on Friday - a 5-0 setback to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

If they hope to snap their current two-game slide, they will have their work cut out for them against the Blue Jackets, a team that is 8-3-3 at home. Furthermore, Minnesota has not won in Columbus since January 18, 2002.

The Wild, who had won four straight before scoring just one goal combined in losses to the Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers, are just 5-6-2 on the road.

Marian Gaborik, who leads Minnesota with 10 goals and 22 points, was held scoreless for the first time in six games during Friday's loss.

The Blue Jackets are coming off one of their best offensive showings - a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. Rick Nash, who is tied for fifth in the NHL with 18 goals, found the back of the net twice in the win.

These teams have split two games this season, both in Minnesota.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 0 1 2
    COLUMBUS 0 1 0 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - AARON VOROS 5 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MARIAN GABORIK) 13:51
    2ND PRD: COB - NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 11 (JASON CHIMERA, MICHAEL PECA) 0:52
    3RD PRD: MIN - BRIAN ROLSTON 9 (KIM JOHNSSON, PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD)
    2:22
    POWER-PLAY CONVE

    Dec 8 9:39 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 2
    COLUMBUS 1
    3RD PRD: MIN - BRIAN ROLSTON 9 (KIM JOHNSSON, PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD)
    2:22

    Wild vs. Blue JacketsDec 8 9:05 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 0 1
    COLUMBUS 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - AARON VOROS 5 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MARIAN GABORIK) 13:51
    2ND PRD: COB - NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 11 (JASON CHIMERA, MICHAEL PECA) 0:52
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MIN 5 1

    Dec 8 8:42 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    COLUMBUS 1
    2ND PRD: COB - NIKOLAI ZHERDEV 11 (JASON CHIMERA, MICHAEL PECA) 0:52

    Wild vs. Blue JacketsDec 8 8:07 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 1
    COLUMBUS 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - AARON VOROS 5 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MARIAN GABORIK) 13:51
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MIN 5 5
    COB 6 6
    GOALIES: MIN - NIKLAS BACKSTRO

    Dec 8 7:48 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    COLUMBUS 0
    1ST PRD: MIN - AARON VOROS 5 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MARIAN GABORIK) 13:51

    Wild vs. Blue JacketsDec 8 7:38 PM