Clay Wilson has a Day

     Former Cloquet-Esko-Carlton and Michigan Tech defenseman Clay Wilson, in his second NHL game, had a goal and an assist Wednesday night as Columbus beat Chicago 4-0 in Columbus, Ohio. They were his first NHL points.
     Wilson, David Vyborny and Michael Peca scored in the third period after Joakim Lindstrom put Columbus ahead in the first period.
     Fredrik Norrena
made 17 saves for the Blue Jackets, who ended a three-game losing
streak. Norrena had his second shutout of the season and first since
Feb. 16.
     "It has always been his dream to wear an NHL jersey, so this week has been a dream come true," Cindy Wilson, Clay’s mom, said Wednesday.
     Wilson, 24, made his NHL debut Tuesday in a 3-0 road loss at Nashville. He had been playing with Syracuse, N.Y., in the American Hockey League. The AHL All-Star had 36 points in 53 games with Syracuse. He played at Michigan Tech from 2001-05 and was voted the team’s best defensive player in 2003 and 2004.

Hill on Streak
     Also, Minnesota Wild defenseman scored a first-period power play goal Wednesday which stood as the game winner in a 3-1 victory over Edmonton in St. Paul. It was the second goal in two games for the 38-year-old Hill, his first two of the season.

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