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MINNESOTA WILD (7-1-1) at
EDMONTON OILERS (3-6-0)
Start Time: 7:08 p.m. MDT
Television: Molson Canadian Oilers PPV (broadcast starts at 6:45 p.m.)
Radio: 630 CHED, Oilers Radio Network and online at edmontonoilers.com.
The Oilers look to get back on the winning side of things tonight when the Northwest Division leading Minnesota Wild pays a visit to Rexall Place.
In their last game, the Oilers outshot, outplayed and widely outhit the Colorado Avalanche but came up on the short end of the stick, losing 4-2. The team will be looking to rebound tonight before heading out on a weekend road trip in Los Angeles and Anaheim. LAST GAME: Avalanche 4, Oilers 2 Minnesota was the last team this season to go without a regulation loss. Through their first eight games, they had a record of 7-0-1. Last night, the Wild had a 3-0 lead but let it slip away in a 5-3 loss to Calgary.
In a game in Minnesota earlier this season, the Wild defeated Edmonton 2-0. Just The Facts...
Smid makes his return to the NHL tonight - After being recalled yesterday from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, Ladislav Smid plays his first game of the NHL season tonight for the Oilers. ...more News Update
Souray placed on NHL IR; Smid recalled - The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Sheldon Souray on the NHL Injured Reserve List and recalled defenceman Ladislav Smid from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. ...more The Answers
Pre-Game Video... Watch interviews with Smid, Stoll, Horcoff and MacTavish Pre-Game Audio... Shawn Horcoff
Listen to all (in order: Horcoff, Penner, Smid, Stoll, MacTavish) Interviews from Wednesday... Craig MacTavish (8:41) Shawn Horcoff (7:11) Ales Hemsky (2:02) The Numbers Click here for tonight's Oilers and Wild Game Notes The Other Side Tonight's Game Preview from Wild.com Wild line combinations, keys to the game and stats. ...more Wild TV Ratings Soaring As the Minnesota Wild's record improves with each game, so do the team's television ratings on KSTC TV and FSN North. ...more Best Wild Week Ever An entertaining look back at the week that was in The State of Hockey. ...more Item of the Game Each game, a different item is featured at The Oilers Store at Rexall Place.
Tonight's item is a Youth Challenger Top (Reg: $29.99, Now $14.99).
From the Fans Read tonight's gameday thread on the Oilers message board Odds and Ends VIDEO: Behind the scenes at the 2007 Oilers Scotiabank Homecoming Luncheon. WATCH VIDEO: Oil fans in Flames country - Oilers fans discuss the pros and cons of living in Calgary. WATCH