Edmonton Oilers: 2 (SO)
Minnesota Wild: 1
The gutted remains of the Edmonton Oilers roster apparently forgot they were supposed to lose, as they managed to get away with a shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild. Jeff Deslauriers made 28 saves, Ryan Whitney led the Oilers with 26:20 of ice-time, and Aaron Johnson played 21:20 and finished plus-1 on the night. Mike Comrie scored both the regulation goal and the shootout winner and continues to show why healthy-scratching him makes no sense.
On the negative side, new addition Ryan Jones took a knee-on-knee hit from Derek Boogaard and played less than five minutes, showing that a) he’ll fit right in with this lineup and b) Boogaard’s as hateable as ever.