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Backstrom makes 24 saves as Wild blank Jackets

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:50 AM

Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com

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Backstrom makes 24 saves as Wild blank Jackets
Minnesota Wild 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 0
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Suter
1st
Ryan Suter
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 31:07
Niklas Backstrom
2nd
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 21-21
PIM: 0PP: 3-3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Charlie Coyle
3rd
Charlie Coyle
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 14:25

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
NONE
2nd Period
03:13
MIN
PPG - Ryan Suter (4) ASST: Jason Pominville (16), Jared Spurgeon (9)
1 - 0 MIN
15:03
MIN
PPG - Charlie Coyle (6) ASST: Mikael Granlund (6), Devin Setoguchi (12)
2 - 0 MIN
3rd Period
18:35
MIN
Jason Pominville (11) ASST: Zach Parise (17)
3 - 0 MIN
penalty summary
1st Period
18:41
MIN
Zenon Konopka  Tripping against  Matt Calvert
2nd Period
02:31
CBJ
Blake Comeau  Hooking against  Torrey Mitchell
04:52
MIN
Mikko Koivu  Interference on goalkeeper against  Sergei Bobrovsky
07:54
CBJ
Artem Anisimov  Tripping against  Mikko Koivu
13:54
CBJ
Vinny Prospal  Hooking against  Charlie Coyle
3rd Period
04:57
MIN
Devin Setoguchi  Holding against  Fedor Tyutin
07:55
MIN
Clayton Stoner  Tripping against  Nick Foligno
goalie stats
Niklas Backstrom
Niklas Backstrom
20-10-2
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 21 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Sergei Bobrovsky
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .875SH: 1 - 1
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