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Byline: Gordon Wittenmyer
COLUMBUS, Ohio _ There are no ties in hockey. Not anymore.
No sleep, either, not on Friday night if you're the Wild.
They traveled home into the wee hours of Saturday morning, lugging home a bitter 2-1 shootout loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Sloppy play late in regulation led to the Wild's first game decided under the new shootout format.
And if there is any crying in hockey, the Minnesota fans were the ones doing it after they watched the Blue Jackets' Adam Foote and Trevor Letowski win it, in the fifth sudden-death shootout round.
Foote sent the game to overtime when he scored with 42 seconds showing on the regulation clock. He …