Just 1:16 into play, David Savard’s shot from the blue line found the back of Devan Dubnyk’s net. It appeared as though Brandon Dubinsky or Josh Anderson might have tipped the puck past Dubnyk but it was Savard’s goal, his first since Oct. 30 against the Bruins.
Dean Kukan picked up career point number one with the assist, and Artemi Panarin added to his team-leading 28th assists.
around the horn pic.twitter.com/V3HG1cAjJK— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) January 31, 2018
Columbus appeared to make it 2-0 but the goal was reviewed and overturned. After a bit of a flurry in Dubnyk’s crease, Savard was ruled to be knocking the puck in with a kicking motion.
Columbus - David Savard G 1:16
Dean Kukan A
Artemi Panarin A
Minnesota 11 Columbus 6
Encouraging stat for #CBJ fans: the Jackets, who scored first for the 22nd time the past 37 games, are 19-5-3 when getting the first goal.— Steve Gorten (@sgorten) January 31, 2018
Columbus hoped to keep up their first-period momentum but it was the Wild who came out in a flurry, registering nine of the first 10 second period shots. Jason Zucker tied the game with his team co-leading 20th.
Some more close calls by Minnesota, including a swarm around Bobrovsky, and even a near goal as time expired, but the scoreboard was all zeros. Bobrovsky stopped 19 of 20 second period shots and the score was tied heading into the final period.
After two periods, #CBJ and #MNWild tied 1-1.— Alison (@AlisonL) January 31, 2018
Minnesota leading in shot share and quality of shot location, but Bob keeping the home team in it.
43.18% of 5-on-5 shot attempts
50% of scoring chances
16.67% of high-danger attempts pic.twitter.com/mdB2qFeq64
Minnesota - Jason Zucker PPG 4:25
Mikael Granlund A
Jonas Brodin A
Minnesota 20 Columbus 11
The Wild broke the 1-1 tie, with Charlie Coyle scoring the unassisted goal, his fifth. 15 seconds into the Jackets third power play, Panarin tied it, his 13th goal and the fifth power-play goal of the season for him. That’s four power-play goals in the last six games for Columbus.
Minnesota - Charlie Coyle G 12:10
Columbus - Artemi Panarin PPG 14:48
Cam Atkinson A
Seth Jones A
Minnesota 9 Columbus 9
The teams combined for seven shots but neither found the back of the net. We go to a shootout. The Jackets are 6-0-0 in overtime and 6-0-3 in shootouts.
Shots Columbus 4 Minnesota 3
Cam Atkinson miss.
Chris Stewart goal.
Artemi Panarin goal.
Charlie Coyle miss.
Jussi Jokinen miss.
Mikko Koivu miss.
Alexander Wennberg miss.
Zach Parise goal.
Wild win. Full recap in the morning.