Minnesota vs Edmonton Wrap - Minnesota Wins 2-1
|Minnesota vs Edmonton Wrap - Minnesota Wins 2-1|
It came down to a shootout and Niklas Backstrom foiled the opposition in a 2-1 victory for Minnesota over Edmonton Thursday.
Bettors who backed the Wild were rewarded as -104 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.
Matt Cullen potted the shootout winner for Minnesota. Dany Heatley scored for the Wild in the victory. Heatley opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 19:58 of the third period. The goal was assisted by Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Devin Setoguchi.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 30-save effort for the Wild.
Ryan Jones scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Niklas Backstrom.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 30 of 31 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-4, while the Oilers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Canucks. The Oilers will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.