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Game Day Centre: Wild vs. Oilers

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

Marc Ciampa - Special to edmontonoilers.com

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Game Day Centre: Wild vs. Oilers
Minnesota Wild vs. Edmonton Oilers



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...

In Depth

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 

 Dustin Penner 

 Jarret Stoll 

 Ladislav Smid 

 Craig MacTavish 

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

2007-2008 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Mar 26 '08 EDM 1 at MIN 3 S. Hill
Mar 24 '08 MIN 3 at EDM 5 K. Brodziak
Feb 12 '08 MIN 2 at EDM 4 K. Brodziak
Dec 29 '07 EDM 4 at MIN 5 - OT P. Nummelin
Nov 15 '07 MIN 4 at EDM 2 K. Foster
Nov 05 '07 EDM 2 at MIN 5 K. Foster
Oct 25 '07 MIN 4 at EDM 5 - SO A. Hemsky
Oct 10 '07 EDM 0 at MIN 2 B. Burns