Edmonton vs Minnesota Recap - Oilers Win 5-2
Edmonton got a pair of goals from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as the Oilers skated to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Xcel Energy Center.
Edmonton was an underdog by +115 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Edmonton got goals from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2), Ryan Smyth, Shawn Horcoff, and Taylor Hall in the victory. Smyth opened the scoring at 5:15 of the first period.
Nikolai Khabibulin turned in a 30-save effort for the Oilers.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Devin Setoguchi scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Nikolai Khabibulin.
Josh Harding stopped 24 of 28 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Edmonton went 1-for-4, while the Wild were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Minnesota by a margin of 32-29.
Next game, Edmonton takes its act on the road to face Colorado looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Calgary.