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Associated Press, Published February 11 2012

Umberger's two goals power Columbus over Wild

ST. PAUL – R.J. Umberger scored two goals, one on a power play with 21 seconds left in the second period to send the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-1 victory over the stumbling Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Defenseman James Wisniewski had an empty-net goal in the final minute and added an assist in his first time back from a 17-game absence because of an ankle injury. Rick Nash assisted on both of Umberger’s goals to give the NHL-worst Blue Jackets their second win this week against the Wild.

Devin Setoguchi had a goal for the second straight game for Minnesota.

Columbus 1 1 1 – 3

Minnesota 1 0 0 – 1

First period: 1, Minnesota, Setoguchi 12 (Koivu, Zidlicky), 14:28. 2, Columbus, Umberger 8 (Nash, Brassard), 19:04.

Second period: 3, Columbus, Umberger 9 (Wisniewski, Nash), 19:39 (pp).

Third period: 4, Columbus, Wisniewski 3, 19:11 (en).

Shots on Goal – Columbus 10-7-2 – 19. Minnesota 15-5-15 – 35.

Goalies: Columbus, Mason 6-19-2 (35 shots-34 saves). Minnesota, Backstrom 14-15-5 (18-16).

A – 18,958 (18,064). T – 2:21.