ST. PAUL, Minn. The good news from Saturday's game is the Minnesota Wild finally scored, and scored in a crucial moment.
The bad news? They're probably still shaking their heads after another promising, yet frustrating home game.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored for the first time in 10 games to snap Minnesota's 137-minute, 24-second goalless streak and put the Wild up 1-0 in the first period Saturday. Jason Pominville scored his second goal since being acquired at the trade deadline with just 3:15 left to put Saturday's game into overtime. But a dominating stretch of play resulted in just one point in the standings after the Columbus Blue Jackets scored twice in a span of 2:25 in the second period and won in the shootout for a 3-2 victory.
Like recent losses against scorching-hot teams Chicago and St. Louis, the positives are there for Minnesota, but it lost for the seventh time in nine games and holds a precarious two-point lead in the seventh spot in the Western Conference standin...