Game Highlights 54.0: Minnesota Wild beat Edmonton Oilers 4-2

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Cam Lewis
4 months ago
The Minnesota Wild dropped the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night by a score of 4-2, handing the team back-to-back losses for the first time since the calendar flipped to 2024.
The two teams came into the third period tied at 1-1 but the Wild pulled away with a pair of quick goals before sealing the deal with an empty-netter in the final couple minutes of play. Below are the highlights from the game.


The Wild opened the scoring with 23 seconds left in the first period after a sluggish start to the game from both teams. Minnesota Defenceman Jacob Middleton carried the puck into Edmonton’s zone and dished it off for Matt Boldy, who fired a shot from the high slot through Calvin Pickard.
The Oilers got their first opportunity on the power play in the middle of the second period when Joel Eriksson Ek was called for holding. After Connor McDavid rung a shot off of the crossbar, he fed Leon Draisaitl for a one-timer that was ripped past goaltender Filip Gustavsson to make the score 1-1.
The score remained at 1-1 until the middle of the third period when the Wild scored a couple of goals about three minutes apart. Minnesota defenceman Jonas Brodin put the Wild up with a low slap-shot from the faceoff circle that Calvin Pickard should have stopped.
Shortly after, the Wild extended their lead to 3-1 when Matt Boldy buried his second goal of the game. Ryan Hartman stole a bouncing puck from Cody Ceci just inside Edmonton’s zone and dished it over to Boldy in the slot, who waited out Pickard before firing a shot into the gaping net.
The Oilers got their second opportunity of the game on the power play with just over five minutes left to go in the third period and Zach Hyman made the score 3-2 with his 35th goal of the season.
Despite throwing 43 shots at Filip Gustavsson, the Oilers were only able to get those two power-play goals past the Wild goaltender. With Calvin Pickard pulled for an extra attacker, Mats Zuccarello buried a shot from Minnesota’s zone into Edmonton’s empty net to seal the win.

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