Wild Blow Two Goal Lead; Lose To Blue Jackets
ST. PAUL - The injury depleted Minnesota Wild lost 5-4 in overtime to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night.
The Wild were forced to call up three players to fill out a badly beaten up roster. After last weeks game against Chicago, Minnesota was down five of their top nine forwards.
The injuries gave opportunity's to Wild new-comers Landon Ferraro and 19-year-old Luke Kunin. Ferraro took the most of his opportunity, scoring a gritty goal in the 1st to put the Wild up 3-1.
Another new player for the Wild this season, Tyler Ennis, scored twice. Ennis' second goal came on the power play early in the third to give the Wild a 4-2 lead.
Columbus found it's groove late in the game. The Bluejackets dominated possession throughout the game and out shot Minnesota 35-21. They would score the final two goals of the 3rd period sending the game into OT.
The Bluejackets scored a in OT after a bad Minnesota turnover in the offensive zone.