Another Home Loss
In a game that had several good indicators, the Jackets lost to Minnesota in Columbus. That fact alone should be a sign of a slump since the Wild have not won here in five years. The credit lies with goaltending. As good as Leclaire has been, he was outplayed by Backstrom. Withstanding a third period flurry of shots by Columbus, Backstrom held fast for the road win.
Good things: Zherdev scored in his fourth game in a row and his 11th goal means that he now has more goals than he had in all of last year.