Backstrom makes 24 saves as Wild blank Jackets

Rob Mixer  - BlueJackets.com | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Niklas Backstrom made 24 saves, and newcomer Jason Pominville had a goal and an assist to help the Minnesota Wild snap a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.

Pominville, acquired this week from Buffalo, earned his first points with Minnesota.

The Wild, coming off their first shutout loss of the season - 3-0 at Los Angeles on Thursday - got better as the game progressed on both ends of the ice.

Ryan Suter's wrist shot in traffic started the scoring, and Charlie Coyle benefited from a perfect pass from Mikael Granlund as the Wild netted two power-play goals in the second period.

Backstrom and his staunch defense did the rest until Pominville scored late off a tape-to-tape pass from Zach Parise. Backstrom earned his second shutout of the season and 28th of his NHL career.


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Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
03:13MIN PPG - Ryan Suter (4) ASST: Jason Pominville (16), Jared Spurgeon (9) 1 - 0 MIN
15:03MIN PPG - Charlie Coyle (6) ASST: Mikael Granlund (6), Devin Setoguchi (12) 2 - 0 MIN
3rd Period
18:35MIN Jason Pominville (11) ASST: Zach Parise (17) 3 - 0 MIN
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Suter
Ryan Suter
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 31:07
Niklas Backstrom
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 21-21
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Charlie Coyle
Charlie Coyle
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 14:25
Penalty Summary
1st Period
18:41MIN Zenon Konopka  Tripping against  Matt Calvert
2nd Period
02:31CBJ Blake Comeau  Hooking against  Torrey Mitchell
04:52MIN Mikko Koivu  Interference on goalkeeper against  Sergei Bobrovsky
07:54CBJ Artem Anisimov  Tripping against  Mikko Koivu
13:54CBJ Vinny Prospal  Hooking against  Charlie Coyle
3rd Period
04:57MIN Devin Setoguchi  Holding against  Fedor Tyutin
07:55MIN Clayton Stoner  Tripping against  Nick Foligno
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays2/30/4
Faceoff Wins2725
Blocked Shots1810
Penalty Minutes86
4C. StonerD0002216:51
9M. KoivuC0010220:01
10D. SetoguchiR0102212:59
11Z. PariseL0111017:12
17T. MitchellC0001012:16
20R. SuterD1015031:07
21K. BrodziakC0001017:57
22C. ClutterbuckR0002017:48
25J. BrodinD0010025:36
27M. RuppL000108:43
28Z. KonopkaC000129:01
29J. PominvilleR1114016:46
39N. ProsserD0001012:29
44J. FalkD0001013:05
46J. SpurgeonD0100020:15
63C. CoyleC1002014:25
64M. GranlundC0100012:48
96P. BouchardC0000012:41
32N. Backstrom24241.00060:00
7J. JohnsonD00-13023:51
9C. GilliesC000006:23
10M. GaborikR0004021:44
11M. CalvertL0000013:33
13C. AtkinsonR0003014:41
14B. ComeauL000028:34
18R. UmbergerC0001016:36
19R. JohansenC0001015:00
21J. WisniewskiD00-12022:52
22V. ProspalL00-11219:05
24D. MacKenzieC0001010:06
33A. AucoinD0000016:31
42A. AnisimovC00-12219:13
47D. ProutD0000017:36
48C. GoloubefD0002011:37
51F. TyutinD0002023:57
55M. LetestuC0002019:31
71N. FolignoL00-10015:19
72S. Bobrovsky2124.87560:00