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Wild open long road stretch against Oilers

Feb 28, 2009 - 11:16 AM
Minnesota (30-25-5-) at Edmonton (30-26-5), 10:00 p.m. EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Wild will prove whether they belong in the playoffs in the upcoming weeks.

Continuing a stretch of playing nine of 10 games on the road, the Wild visit the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday in a battle of teams on the postseason bubble.

Minnesota, which is also slated to play 13 of its next 16 away from home, began its trek with a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Friday.

In that contest, Marc-Andre Bergeron netted the lone goal and All-Star Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots for the Wild, who began a six-game road trip by losing for the sixth straight time at Pengrowth Saddledome.

Along with Edmonton, Minnesota has 65 points and is part of a four-way deadlock involving Anaheim and Dallas for the seventh and eighth spots in the conference.

The Oilers, who have lost four of five, are coming off a 1-0 setback to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. They have scored two goals or fewer in each of their last five losses.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    MINNESOTA 2 0 0 2
    EDMONTON 1 2 0 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) ANDREW BRUNETTE 14 (MIKKO KOIVU, PIERRE-MARC
    BOUCHARD) 6:15
    EDM - ALES HEMSKY 20 (SHAWN HORCOFF, TOM GILBERT) 12:47
    MIN - (PP) ANTTI MIETTINEN 14 (STEPHANE VEILLEUX, PETER
    OLVECKY) 19:26
    2ND PRD: EDM - ZA

    Mar 1 12:40 AM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    MINNESOTA 2 0 2
    EDMONTON 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) ANDREW BRUNETTE 14 (MIKKO KOIVU, PIERRE-MARC
    BOUCHARD) 6:15
    EDM - ALES HEMSKY 20 (SHAWN HORCOFF, TOM GILBERT) 12:47
    MIN - (PP) ANTTI MIETTINEN 14 (STEPHANE VEILLEUX, PETER
    OLVECKY) 19:26
    2ND

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    MINNESOTA 2
    EDMONTON 3
    2ND PRD: EDM - TOM GILBERT 4 (LIAM REDDOX, DENIS GREBESHKOV) 15:22

    Wild 2, Oilers 3  2nd - 4:38Feb 28 11:35 PM
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    MINNESOTA 2
    EDMONTON 2
    2ND PRD: EDM - ZACHERY STORTINI 5 (LIAM REDDOX, LADISLAV SMID) 5:03

    Wild 2, Oilers 2  2nd - 14:57Feb 28 11:15 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 2 2
    EDMONTON 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) ANDREW BRUNETTE 14 (MIKKO KOIVU, PIERRE-MARC
    BOUCHARD) 6:15
    EDM - ALES HEMSKY 20 (SHAWN HORCOFF, TOM GILBERT) 12:47
    MIN - (PP) ANTTI MIETTINEN 14 (STEPHANE VEILLEUX, PETER
    OLVECKY) 19:26
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    MINNESOTA 2
    EDMONTON 1
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) ANTTI MIETTINEN 14 (STEPHANE VEILLEUX, PETER
    OLVECKY) 19:26

    Wild 2, Oilers 1  1st - 0:34Feb 28 10:47 PM


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    MINNESOTA 1
    EDMONTON 1
    1ST PRD: EDM - ALES HEMSKY 20 (SHAWN HORCOFF, TOM GILBERT) 12:47

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    MINNESOTA 1
    EDMONTON 0
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) ANDREW BRUNETTE 14 (MIKKO KOIVU, MAREK ZIDLICKY)
    6:15

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