Minnesota Wild defeat Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-1
The refs must have had a red-eye to catch.
Road warrior Wild players, making a brief Twin Cities pit stop before hitting the friendly skies yet again, must have had laundry to finish.
Maybe that explains why the first period of Tuesday night's 2-1 Wild victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets felt like it was played in running time.
Twenty-seven minutes to play a 20-minute period. There were five faceoffs, meaning ... four whistles. The third TV timeout was actually sc...