Columbus Blue Jackets Drop Second Straight Game, Falling 2-1 to Minnesota Wild

By Kyle Morrison on January 19, 2019 at 11:36 pm
Nick Foligno carries the puck against the Minnesota Wild
USA Today – Brad Rempel

The Columbus Blue Jackets came into this weekend with a four-game winning streak. They'll wake up on Sunday morning having lost two games in a row. 

This one, on paper, will be looked at as a huge missed opportunity. The Minnesota Wild don't have as much skill on paper as the Blue Jackets, yet they owned the puck all night long, jumping out to a 2-0 lead and holding the Blue Jackets in their own end for much of the night. 

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WILD 2 0 0 2

Despite letting in an ugly second goal, Sergei Bobrovsky played very well tonight, as he typically does against the Minnesota Wild. 

Despite not having a large quantity of chances, the Blue Jackets did have a few good looks. Unfortunately, playing against one of the league's defensive groups, any space tended to close up quickly. 

At least we'll always have this Artemi Panarin goal, which was an absolute rocket.

Injury Update

Markus Hannikainen is still out with an injury. 

Next Up

The Blue Jackets will host the Buffalo Sabres this Tuesday before heading out west for a road trip starting in Winnipeg.