Wild Down Edmonton 4-2 - Match Report
Mikko Koivu scored a pair of goals against the Oilers as Minnesota handed Edmonton a 4-2 defeat on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild were a -150 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Minnesota got goals from Mikko Koivu (2), Matt Cullen, and Antti Miettinen in the victory. Miettinen opened the scoring at 7:48 of the first period.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 24 of 26 Edmonton shots in the victory.
Tom Gilbert and Dustin Penner scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 20 of 24 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 4-for-6, while the Oilers were 1-for-7 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Edmonton by a margin of 26-24.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Columbus looking for another win. For Edmonton, they head on the road to face Calgary.