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Game Highlights 24.0: Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota Wild 4-3
By Cam Lewis2 months ago
The winning streak has reached six games.
The Edmonton Oilers hosted the Minnesota Wild on Friday night and came out on top with a 4-3 win. Below are the highlights from the game.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS ARE PRESENTED BY BETWAY
The Oilers got out to a big lead on the shot clock but it took until the final five minutes of the first period for them to break through. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins feathered a nice pass through traffic and Evan Bouchard roofed a shot over Marc-Andre Fleury from the faceoff dot.
The Wild came flying out of the gates in the second period and scored twice in just 41 seconds to take a 2-1 lead. The first goal came when Joel Eriksson Ek parked himself in front of Stuart Skinner and Matt Boldy was able to bury a rebound.
Right off the next faceoff, Boldy returned the favour to Eriksson Ek as the duo came together on another goal.
Unlike the last time the Oilers played Minnesota, things didn’t spiral. Connor McDavid scored an incredible goal to tie the game at 2-2 under one minute after the Wild took the lead.
The Wild took the lead again later in the second period. Connor Dewar was able to find space alone in the slot and fired a one-timer past Stuart Skinner after Ryan Hartman threw a pass out front.
From there, Edmonton’s power play took over. Late in the second period while Mats Zuccarello was in the penalty box for holding the stick, Leon Draisaitl fired a one-timer past Fleury to tie the game at 3-3.
Evander Kane lured Ryan Hartman into taking a roughing penalty early in the third period and the power play once again capitalized. Leon Draisaitl teed Evan Bouchard up at the point for a one-timer and he fired it through Fleury to put the Oilers back on top. They would close the door the rest of the way and win by that same score.
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