Columbus visits Minnesota after Foligno’s 2-goal game
St. Paul, Minnesota; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus visits the Minnesota Wild after Nick Foligno scored two goals in the Blue Jackets’ 4-3 overtime victory over the Senators.
The Wild are 17-10-5 at home. Minnesota has scored 40 power-play goals, converting on 21.1% of chances.
The Blue Jackets are 12-8-10 on the road. Columbus averages only 2.9 penalties per game, the fewest in the league. Pierre-Luc Dubois leads the team averaging 0.3.
The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 2-3-5, averaging 2.2 goals, 4.2 assists, two penalties and four penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .894 save percentage.
Wild: 6-3-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
INJURIES: Wild: Luke Kunin: out (upper body).