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Wild 6, Oilers 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Wild 6, Oilers 3
Minnesota Wild 6, Edmonton Oilers 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Pierre-Marc Bouchard listened to his coach's message to shoot more and ended up setting a team record.

Bouchard scored twice in a 16-second span late in the first period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 Friday night.

"Everything was going my way," Bouchard said. "It was huge to come here and get those two points."

Marc Chouinard, Pascal Dupuis, Andrei Zyuzin and Wes Walz had the other goals for Minnesota, which beat Edmonton for the third time in four meetings this season and moved within five points of the Oilers in the Northwest Division.

Wild captain Brian Rolston said Bouchard, who has points in three of his last four games, is in the zone.

"He's got his confidence back," Rolston said. "You can see that in his game."

Dwayne Roloson made 23 saves for the Wild to end a personal four-game losing streak with his first win since Jan. 3.

"We've got to get this guy back on track," Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire said. "He was solid."

Raffi Torres, Radek Dvorak and Todd Harvey scored for Edmonton, finished 0-for-9 on the power play and lost its second straight. The Wild's top-ranked penalty-killing unit has held the Oilers to one power-play goal in 23 chances this season.

"We made mistake after mistake with the puck," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "They exposed a lot of the weakness on our team."

Chouinard opened the scoring 8:34 into the game, as he swatted at a puck on the Wild's second shot that went to video review before it was confirmed a goal. Bouchard made scored on the power play at 18:51 and then added an even-strength goal at 19:07 to make it 3-0.

Torres got the Oilers on the board at 3:53 of the second, and Dvorak pulled them within a goal just over 3 minutes later.

However, Alex Hemsky turned the puck over to set up Dupuis with Minnesota's third goal at 11:42, and Zyuzin restored the Wild's three-goal lead on a power-play score with 12 seconds left in the period.

Edmonton goalie Mike Morrison was pulled after the second period, having allowed five goals on 24 shots. Ty Conklin replaced him in the third, in his first appearance since Jan. 14.

"They really kind of got us running around," Morrison said. "They were getting the breaks and the bounces."

Harvey pulled the Oilers within 5-3 at 8:37 of the third. Walz capped the scoring with an empty-netter at 18:04.

Edmonton center Marty Reasoner was injured after sliding to block Todd White's shot that went off his stomach in the third.

Notes: Edmonton recorded its 26th sellout of 16,839 at Rexall Place. ... Captain Jason Smith (bruised toe), center Michael Peca (hip flexor) and goalie Jussi Markkanen (flu) sat out for the Oilers.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:34
MIN
Marc Chouinard (11) ASST: Kurtis Foster (12), Pierre-Marc Bouchard (31)
1 - 0 MIN
18:51
MIN
PPG - Pierre-Marc Bouchard (11) ASST: Kurtis Foster (13), Randy Robitaille (21)
2 - 0 MIN
19:07
MIN
Pierre-Marc Bouchard (12) ASST: Filip Kuba (14)
3 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
03:53
EDM
Raffi Torres (19) ASST: Steve Staios (17), Jarret Stoll (36)
3 - 1 MIN
07:09
EDM
Radek Dvorak (7) ASST: Jaroslav Spacek (21), Jarret Stoll (37)
3 - 2 MIN
11:42
MIN
Pascal Dupuis (8) ASST: Wes Walz (12), Randy Robitaille (22)
4 - 2 MIN
19:48
MIN
PPG - Andrei Zyuzin (7) ASST: Pierre-Marc Bouchard (32), Marian Gaborik (19)
5 - 2 MIN
3rd Period
08:37
EDM
Todd Harvey (5) ASST: NONE
5 - 3 MIN
18:04
MIN
EN - Wes Walz (10) ASST: Brian Rolston (37), Daniel Tjarnqvist (10)
6 - 3 MIN
penalty summary
1st Period
09:26
EDM
Chris Pronger  Hooking against  Marian Gaborik
12:21
MIN
Wes Walz  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Smyth
12:21
MIN
Wes Walz  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Smyth
15:07
EDM
Raffi Torres  Too many men/ice - bench
16:10
MIN
Mikko Koivu  Hooking against  Fernando Pisani
17:57
EDM
Marc-Andre Bergeron  Delay of game
20:00
EDM
Georges Laraque  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Boogaard
20:00
MIN
Derek Boogaard  Fighting (maj) against  Georges Laraque
2nd Period
01:45
MIN
Kyle Wanvig  Slashing against  Marc-Andre Bergeron
08:36
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Hi-sticking against  Willie Mitchell
14:58
MIN
Randy Robitaille  Interference against  Chris Pronger
17:54
EDM
Matt Greene  Holding against  Pierre-Marc Bouchard
19:48
EDM
Igor Ulanov  Unsportsmanlike conduct
3rd Period
00:42
EDM
Chris Pronger  Slashing against  Todd White
05:14
MIN
Kurtis Foster  Delay of game against  Raffi Torres
06:10
MIN
Brian Rolston  Hooking against  Ryan Smyth
13:04
MIN
Kurtis Foster  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
14:02
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Hooking against  Nick Schultz
17:05
MIN
Willie Mitchell  Hooking against  Ales Hemsky
17:10
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Hooking against  Filip Kuba
18:21
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Holding against  Andrei Zyuzin
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 26TOI: 59:58
Saves: 23EV: 17 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .885SH: 1 - 1
Michael Morrison
SA: 24TOI: 39:57
Saves: 19EV: 12 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .792SH: 1 - 1
Ty Conklin
SA: 8TOI: 19:25
Saves: 8EV: 5 - 5
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0