Wild visit the Blue Jackets after Dumba’s 2-goal game
Columbus, Ohio; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota visits the Columbus Blue Jackets after Mathew Dumba scored two goals in the Wild’s 7-1 win over the Red Wings.
The Blue Jackets are 19-11-4 on their home ice. Columbus averages only 2.9 penalties per game, the fewest in the NHL. Pierre-Luc Dubois leads them averaging 0.3.
The Wild are 13-15-2 in road games. Minnesota has scored 41 power-play goals, converting on 21% of chances.
Minnesota defeated Columbus 5-4 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 25. Mikko Koivu scored two goals for the Wild in the win.
LAST 10 GAMES: Wild: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Blue Jackets: 1-4-5, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 1.9 penalties and 3.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .886 save percentage.
Wild: Luke Kunin: out (upper body).