ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo had seen his top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley score 10 of the team's 13 goals through the first five games and pleaded for more support after Minnesota lost in overtime at St. Louis on Sunday.
Returning home, the Wild got the secondary scoring it needed and everyone could appreciate who supplied the help.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who has returned to the Minnesota lineup this season after three years plagued by concussion symptoms, scored the game-winner to give the Wild a 3-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night. Bouchard, who has played in every game this season after being limited to 97 games the past three seasons, scored his second goal of the season with 5:19 seconds left in the third period after Columbus had erased a 2-0 Minnesota lead.
"Yeah, it's pretty fun," Bouchard said. "The last few years have been pretty tough. It's good to be back and play those kinds of games and win some hockey games...