Wild 4, Blue Jackets 3, OT
Dany Heatley scored twice in his Minnesota debut, including the
winner in overtime to lead the Wild to a 4-3 preseason victory over
the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
With the Wild on the power play in the extra period, Heatley
tipped Mikko Koivu’s shot from the right circle past Columbus
goalie Allen York.
Josh Harding made 31 saves for the Wild, who also got goals from
Devin Setoguchi and Kristopher Foucault.
Fedor Tyutin scored a power-play goal and recorded a pair of
assists for Columbus. Derek Mackenzie and Ryan Russell also scored
for the Blue Jackets. York made 20 saves.
Minnesota’s line of Heatley, Koivu and Setoguchi combined for
three goals and nine points against the Blue Jackets.
Setoguchi, acquired in a trade over the summer, tied the game
3-all when he picked up a puck that Heatley knocked loose and beat
York 31 seconds into the third period.
Heatley scored at 7:30 of the second period after Koivu found
him in front of the net. Neither Heatley nor Setoguchi, who were
both acquired from San Jose, played in either of Minnesota’s first
two preseason games.
Minnesota winger Brad Staubitz was given a 5-minute major and a
game misconduct after checking Cody Bass from behind at 4:24 of the
third period. The Wild killed off Columbus’ extended power play.
Bass returned to the game later in the period.
Foucault opened the scoring at 5:30 of the first period.