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Niklas Backstrom made 30 saves to help the Minnesota Wild defeat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Minnesota won the game as -150 favorites, while the four goals went UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Andrew Brunette, Owen Nolan, and Guillaume Latendresse scored an empty net goal for the Wild.

Robert Nilsson replied in the loss for the Oilers.