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Wild aims for second win in as many games vs. Oilers

Apr 5, 2007 - 3:51 PM
Edmonton (31-42-7) at Minnesota (46-26-8) 8:00 pm EDT

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Wild are hoping for a repeat performance on Thursday.

The playoff-bound Wild continue their postseason push Thursday when they host the Edmonton Oilers for the second time in three days.

Seventh in the Western Conference standings with 100 points, the Wild still have an outside chance to catch Vancouver (48-24-7) for first place in the Northwest Division. They are three points behind the Canucks with two games left.

Minnesota also is just two points behind Dallas (48-25-6) for sixth place.

On Tuesday, rookie goaltender Niklas Backstrom made 25 saves as the Wild snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Oilers. The win helped the Wild reach the century mark in points for the first time in club history.

The Wild have captured four games in a row against the Oilers. They are 11-4-0 overall in the last 15 meetings.

Edmonton, which lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Finals last season, has only won once in its last 18 games.








  • NHL
    EDMONTON 0
    MINNESOTA 3
    2ND PRD: MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 30 (WES WALZ, BRENT BURNS) 9:58

    Oilers vs. WildApr 5 9:15 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    EDMONTON 0 0
    MINNESOTA 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARK PARRISH 19 (MIKKO KOIVU, KURTIS FOSTER) 5:57
    MIN - KEITH CARNEY 4 (UNASSISTED) 18:51
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    EDM 5 5
    MIN 12

    Apr 5 8:39 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 0
    MINNESOTA 2
    1ST PRD: MIN - KEITH CARNEY 4 (UNASSISTED) 18:51

    Oilers vs. WildApr 5 8:39 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 0
    MINNESOTA 1
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARK PARRISH 19 (MIKKO KOIVU, KURTIS FOSTER) 5:57

    Oilers vs. WildApr 5 8:17 PM