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Blue Jackets Fall 5-4 Against Minnesota - Game Recap

Mikko Koivu was the difference, potting a pair for Minnesota on Tuesday as the Wild skated off with a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota won as a -156 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Mikko Koivu(2), Kevin Fiala, Eric Staal, and Ryan Donato each scored for the Wild in the victory. Staal opened the scoring for Minnesota.

Alex Stalock stopped 24 of 28 Columbus shots in the victory.

Columbus got goals from Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nick Foligno, Zach Werenski, and Emil Bemstrom in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 35 of 40 shots for the Blue Jackets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-1, while the Blue Jackets were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Columbus lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 40-28.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Detroit looking for another win. For Columbus, they head home to face Minnesota.