The scoresheet from the Wild's 5-4 overtime loss to Columbus showed that the fourth line, made up of three players recalled late Friday from Iowa, didn't see much ice time. Afterward, coach Bruce Boudreau was second-guessing himself.
"It wasn't the kids that made all the mistakes,'' Boudreau said. "I should have actually played them more, but when [Columbus] stopped playing its fourth line, I sort of stopped playing mine.''
The line of Landon Ferraro, Zack Mitchell and Christoph Bertschy scored one goal, and all three players were plus-1. The statistics were much uglier for some of the Wild's more prominent names.
Ryan Suter had two assists but was on the ice for four Blue Jackets goals. Eric Staal, who scored the Wild's first goal, was on the ice for Columbus' three unanswered goals in the third period and overtime. Jared Spurgeon (minus-3) also was part of a Wild defense that simply didn't hold up.