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Minnesota
Wild
38-36-8
Edmonton
Oilers
41-28-13

23 SOG
30 SOG
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EDM
game recap

Wild 4, Oilers 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Wild 4, Oilers 2
Minnesota Wild 4, Edmonton Oilers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Minnesota Wild took advantage of Edmonton goalie Ty Conklin's shaky start to complete a two-game sweep at Rexall Place.

Randy Robitaille and Marian Gaborik scored on Minnesota's first two shots on goal, and Gaborik added an empty-net goal in the Wild's 4-2 victory Wednesday night.

"Two shots, we scored," Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said. "It's surprising."

Robitaille and Gaborik beat Conklin in a 51-second span midway through the first period. The Wild, who beat Edmonton 4-1 on Monday night, have won five of their last six games.

Brian Rolston scored during a two-man Wild advantage in the second period to make it 3-0. Gaborik added an empty net goal with 23 seconds left.

"We're making our breaks now," said Rolston, who will play for the United States in the Olympics. "When we are all on the same page, we can play with anybody."

Wild goaltender Manny Fernandez stopped 28 shots to win his third straight decision and fourth in five games.

"This is the lineup that is going to get us into the playoffs," Fernandez said. "I think we are frustrating other teams."

Steve Staios and Ales Hemsky scored for Edmonton.

Robitaille finished off a three-way passing play for the opening goal, and Gaborik scored with an extra attacker during a delayed goalie interference call against Staios.

"It doesn't seem like we have the drive we had before the Christmas holiday," Oilers center Michael Peca said.

Hemsky got his 100th career point with a goal a minute into the third period.

Notes: The Oilers had won five in a row before the Wild came to town . . . Minnesota's players held a team poker tournament during their evening off Tuesday.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:43
MIN
Randy Robitaille (7) ASST: Alexandre Daigle (19), Mikko Koivu (7)
1 - 0 MIN
09:34
MIN
Marian Gaborik (11) ASST: Wes Walz (7)
2 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
06:08
MIN
PPG - Brian Rolston (17) ASST: Mikko Koivu (8)
3 - 0 MIN
09:17
EDM
Steve Staios (2) ASST: Raffi Torres (10), Jarret Stoll (24)
3 - 1 MIN
3rd Period
01:00
EDM
Ales Hemsky (10) ASST: Ryan Smyth (13), Shawn Horcoff (28)
3 - 2 MIN
19:36
MIN
EN - Marian Gaborik (12) ASST: NONE
4 - 2 MIN
penalty summary
1st Period
09:57
MIN
Alex Henry  Hooking against  Georges Laraque
2nd Period
01:08
EDM
Steve Staios  Hi-sticking against  Brent Burns
02:48
MIN
Marian Gaborik  Holding against  Jarret Stoll
04:18
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Hooking against  Daniel Tjarnqvist
04:59
EDM
Jason Smith  Cross checking against  Wes Walz
10:50
MIN
Stephane Veilleux  Tripping against  Chris Pronger
13:57
MIN
Manny Fernandez  Tripping against  Ethan Moreau
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Manny Fernandez
Manny Fernandez
SA: 30TOI: 59:47
Saves: 28EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 2PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .933SH: 1 - 1
Ty Conklin
SA: 22TOI: 59:28
Saves: 19EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .864SH: 1 - 1