Niklas Backstrom made 43 saves and the 2.

Matt Cullen and Nick Johnson both scored in the second period to tie the game and Cal Clutterbuck put Minnesota ahead in the third. Devin Setoguchi added an empty-netter for the Wild, who have won seven of their last nine.

Backstrom made 27 saves over two scoreless periods after giving up two goals on 18 shots in the first.

Antoine Vermette and Mark Letestu scored for the Blue Jackets, who have lost six of their last eight and remain on an NHL-worst seven points. Steve Mason allowed three goals on 23 shots in the loss.