Recap - Wild Defeat Edmonton 4-2
|Recap - Wild Defeat Edmonton 4-2|
The Wild beat Edmonton 4-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Niklas Backstrom's Niklas BackstromSaves saves.
The Wild were a -185 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.
Martin Havlat, Marek Zidlicky, Antti Miettinen, and Brad Staubitz each scored for the Wild in the victory. Miettinen opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 7:24 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Matt Cullen and Andrew Brunette.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 33 of 35 Edmonton shots in the victory.
Tom Gilbert and Linus Omark scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 18 of 22 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 1-for-6, while the Oilers were 2-for-6 with the man advantage.
Edmonton outshot Minnesota 35-22 in the game.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Edmonton, they head on the road to face Vancouver.