(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Wild are bewildered by their latest loss.
They shot 65 times, and 35 of them were on target. Only one went in the net. This is the way a once-promising season is going for the sputtering Wild, who not only wasted a Saturday night at home full of stellar scoring chances but suffered their second loss of the week to the NHL's worst team.
They lost 3-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets and fell to 12th place in the Western Conference. This was a team that led the league in mid-December, more than one-third of the way into the season.