Recap - Wild Defeat Edmonton 4-3
|Recap - Wild Defeat Edmonton 4-3|
The Wild earned a 4-3 victory over the Oilers on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota won as a -132 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Minnesota got goals from Dany Heatley, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Mikko Koivu, and Jarod Palmer in the victory. Koivu opened the scoring at 13:47 of the first period.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 of 30 Edmonton shots in the victory.
Edmonton got goals from Shawn Horcoff, Ladislav Smid, and Taylor Hall in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Edmonton got a 15-stop effort from Nikolai Khabibulin in the loss.
Minnesota scored 0 times on 1 chances on the power play, while Edmonton went 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Edmonton by a margin of 30-27.
Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Coyotes. The Oilers will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.