Minnesota v Columbus

Ice hockey - NHL - 19 Mar 18:00

This ice hockey betting tip comes from the NHL and the match between Minnesota Wild (35-29-7) and
Columbus Blue Jackets (32-28-10).
Although Minnesota have lost their previous 4 in a row, the wild are now back at home and can put the the recent
4-game road trip behind them, they have a 4 game homestand now and will look to return to winning ways.
The Wild aren't the only team struggling with form though, Columbus have only won one of their last 10, ruining
their chances of a top 8 finish.
I believe this self-destruction will continue for the remainder of the season, including this saturday evening.
One key reason for the Blue Jackets poor run, is Rick Nash's (their captain and best player) failure to score in 11
games, his worst run since his rookie season.
If he fails to perform it removes a huge threat from Columbus' game and will make it much easier for the Wild.
Minnesota struggled to score in their recent run of poor form, but Cal Clutterbuck has scored in all 3 games
versus columbus this season and will look to be a serious threat once again to give the Wild the advantage.
Another Minnesota player who enjoys playing against Columbus is Nicolas Backstrom, who is 7-3-0 vs
Columbus with a 2.03 goals against average, which should put the Wild in good stead for this encounter.
This compares to 3 consecutive loses for Steve Mason in visits to Minnesota as goaltender, which will be
detrimental to his confidence.

Both teams have no injuries to their front line players so they should be free to pick strong lines for Saturdays
game, this favours the Wild who over the season have more wins than Columbus.
I believe the Wild will receive a huge boost returning to their home crowd on Saturday, whilst Columbus will
continue to perform below par and fail to get points.
I believe the Wild will come through this one by a single goal in a low scoring game.
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