ST PAUL, MN - NOVEMBER 27: Cal Clutterbuck #22 of the Minnesota Wild celebrates a goal against the Calgary Flames in the first period on November 27, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wild Vs. Oilers: Minnesota Tops Edmonton 3-2 After Shootout Win

For more on the Wild, visit SB Nation's Hockey Wilderness.

  • Live
4 Total Updates since November 28, 2011
  • Updates 3
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 4

Wild Vs. Oilers Final Score: Minnesota Tops Edmonton 3-2

The Minnesota Wild came back from a two-goal deficit in regulation and then saved the final dramatics for a shootout win to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Wednesday night in Edmonton.

With the win, the Wild leap atop the entire NHL with 33 points and a 15-7-3 record.

Kyle Brodziak netted the game-winner in the 4-3, wristing a shot past goalie Nikolai Khabibulin after Niklas Backstrom stoned Ryan Smyth on the shot prior. Jordan Eberle, Mikko Koivu and Danny Heatley also slotted home goals in the shootout for Minnesota.

The Oilers went up 2-0 on goals by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle, but the Wild cut the deficit to 2-1 when Devin Setoguchi tipped in a shot to the net from Koivu at 11:31 of the second period. Minnesota struck again just three minutes and change later when Brodziak scored on the power play. The third period and overtime were scoreless, paving the way for Brodziak's heroics.

The Wild next welcome the New Jersey Devils -- who have won four of six -- to the Xcel Energy Center on Friday.

Continue

Wild Vs. Lightning: Minnesota Wins 3-1

The Minnesota Wild came from behind to snap a two-game losing streak and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Monday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

Playing for the third time in three nights, Minnesota conceded first on an unassisted goal by Steven Stamkos in the second period, but the Wild answered in the same period with back-to-back goals by Cal Clutterbuck (shorthanded) and Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Mikko Koivu added an empt-net goal to close out the night for the Wild in feel-good fashion.

Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, who was pulled from the Calgary game after allowing three goals on just eight shots, rebounded nicely and was in fine form all evening, saving 32 of 33 shots.

The win means Minnesota concluded its four-game homestand at 4-2. Now they hit the road for nine of twelve. First up is a trip to Edmonton to take on divisional foe Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m ET.

Continue

Wild Vs. Lightning: Minnesota Tries To Snap Losing Skid

The Minnesota Wild still maintain their spot at the top of the Northwest Division, despite consecutive losses to the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. In both games, Minnesota allowed five goals, an oddity at this point in this season considering the strong goalie play from both Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding this season. Next, the Wild will close out a six-game homestand on Monday with a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Prior to the losing skid, Minnesota had won five straight games, but both of their losses were especially painful, as Edmonton and Calgary are division rivals. Their lead in the division that most thought they had no chance to compete in has dwindled to just two points - over the Vancouver Canucks. This game will be the first and only meeting between these two teams this year, and they split the two-game series last season, with both teams winning as the visitor.

The Lightning are riding a short winning streak, but it's much more significant because the wins are over the division-leading Florida Panthers, in a home-and-home series. On Saturday, the Lightning dominated 5-1 at home, and on Friday, they took a close 2-1 overtime victory, on the back of a Steven Stamkos overtime winner, the third of his career.. They're now four points behind in the division. 

A loss to the Lightning would drop the Wild to 3-3 on the six-game homestand. Backstrom was pulled from the Calgary game after allowing three goals on just eight shots, and was replaced by Harding. It was his first start in four games after attending to a personal matter.

It's important for the Wild to get these home wins when they can, as they'll be playing nine of their next twelve as the visitor. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. eastern.

Continue

Wild Schedule: First Place Minnesota Tries To Halt Slide

For more on the Wild, visit SB Nation's Hockey Wilderness.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.