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Blue Jackets Vs. Wild Final Score: Columbus Sweeps Home-And-Home With Minnesota

The Columbus Blue Jackets may be the NHL's worst team, but they swept the Minnesota Wild in this week's home-and-home, both by a score of 3-1. In mid-December, the Minnesota Wild were the NHL's best team at 20-7-3. Since then, they are 5-15-5 and sit two points entirely out of the playoff picture.

R.J. Umberger scored twice for the Columbus Blue Jackets, including one on the power play with 21 seconds left in the second period to give the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead going into the final frame.

Columbus put the game away with an empty netter at the 19:11 mark by James Wisniewski. Minnesota outshot Columbus 35-19, but Steve Mason was stellar in his first game since January 31.

Columbus plays again on Sunday vs. Anaheim.

For more on this game, visit Blue Jackets blog The Cannon and Wild blog Hockey Wilderness. Head over to SB Nation NHL for more news and notes around the league.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.