Recap - Wild Defeat Edmonton 4-1
|Recap - Wild Defeat Edmonton 4-1|
Minnesota skated to a 4-1 victory over Edmonton on Tuesday in NHL action at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota was favored by -160 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Martin Havlat, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Kyle Brodziak, and Jared Spurgeon each scored for the Wild in the victory. Havlat opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 9:23 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Greg Zanon and Clayton Stoner.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 20-save effort for the Wild.
Kurtis Foster scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 19 of 23 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-4, while the Oilers were 0-for-6 with the man advantage.
Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 23-21.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Edmonton, they head on the road to face Colorado.