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44-28-10

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game recap

Wild 5, Oilers 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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Wild 5, Oilers 2
Edmonton Oilers 2, Minnesota Wild 5

Minnesota scored four power play goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Xcel Energy Center on Monday night. 

Robert Nilsson took a penalty early in the first period after spinning around Pierre-Marc Bouchard in the neutral zone.

On the ensuing power play, Mark Parrish took a cross-ice pass from Petteri Nummelin and one-timed a shot by Dwayne Roloson to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead.

Penalties to Jarret Stoll and Steve Staios gave Minnesota another two-man advantage and they looked dangerous. The Wild buzzed around the Edmonton net for the entire two minutes but only managed one shot on goal.

On a delayed penalty, Minnesota scored to take a 2-0 lead. Pierre-Marc Bouchard blasted a shot from the left circle that went high glove side past Roloson.

11 seconds later, Kurtis Foster rifled a blast from the right circle past the Oilers netminder to extend that lead to 3-0.

After one period, shots on goal were 8-5 for Minnesota.

Mathieu Garon came out to start the second period in goal for the Oilers.

The change in goal seemed to spark the Oilers as the line of Stoll, Penner and Nilsson cycled deep in the Wild end. Grebeshkov's wrister was gloved down by Niklas Backstrom.

After Zack Stortini ran Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard into the boards, Minnesota went back on the power play.

On the ensuing man advantage, the Wild scored their fourth power play goal of the night. Kurtis Foster rifled a shot from the high slot past Garon.

Edmonton finally broke a 218:18 shutout streak held by Backstrom with a power play goal of their own. Ales Hemsky's shot rang around the boards right to Dustin Penner at the right side of the Wild netminder who tapped it into the open cage.

Minnesota almost made it 5-1 when Eric Belanger tried to redirect it in but Garon got his stick across the crease to pull away a sure goal.

However, the Wild made no mistake on the next shift. After the puck redirected over to Stephane Veilleux he backhanded it past Garon to make it 5-1.

25 seconds later, Shawn Horcoff broke in behind the Minnesota defence all alone. His deke attempt went through the five hole of Backstrom and made it a 5-2 game.

Shots on goal after two periods were 20-15 for Minnesota.

Edmonton had several chances to close the gap early in the second period. The best chance came when Robert Nilsson fed Raffi Torres with a brilliant cross-ice pass. Torres had Backstrom at his mercy but couldn't get a handle on the puck.

Later in the period, Horcoff had a wide open net after Backstrom kicked out a Gilbert shot but the Wild netminder came across to glove it before it went into the net.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:55
MIN
PPG - Mark Parrish (5) ASST: Petteri Nummelin (1), Mikko Koivu (8)
1 - 0 MIN
18:57
MIN
PPG - Pierre-Marc Bouchard (4) ASST: Mikko Koivu (9), Eric Belanger (6)
2 - 0 MIN
19:08
MIN
PPG - Kurtis Foster (1) ASST: Pierre-Marc Bouchard (9), James Sheppard (3)
3 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
03:21
MIN
PPG - Mark Parrish (6) ASST: Kurtis Foster (3), Petteri Nummelin (2)
4 - 0 MIN
05:18
EDM
PPG - Dustin Penner (3) ASST: Ales Hemsky (7), Jarret Stoll (3)
4 - 1 MIN
14:59
MIN
Stephane Veilleux (2) ASST: Mikko Koivu (10), Kim Johnsson (4)
5 - 1 MIN
15:24
EDM
Shawn Horcoff (5) ASST: Robert Nilsson (2), Dustin Penner (4)
5 - 2 MIN
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
04:13
EDM
Robert Nilsson  Hooking against  Pierre-Marc Bouchard
05:43
MIN
Kim Johnsson  Interference on goalkeeper against  Dwayne Roloson
06:30
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Interference against  Brian Rolston
08:16
EDM
Steve Staios  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
12:55
MIN
Eric Belanger  Holding against  Sam Gagner
17:19
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Hooking against  Stephane Veilleux
18:57
EDM
Dick Tarnstrom  Hooking against  Brent Burns
2nd Period
02:16
EDM
Zack Stortini  Interference against  Derek Boogaard
04:41
MIN
Keith Carney  Hooking against  Jarret Stoll
06:57
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Hi-sticking against  Matt Foy
10:23
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Hooking against  Benoit Pouliot
3rd Period
00:24
MIN
Stephane Veilleux  Hooking against  Dustin Penner
03:30
MIN
Keith Carney  Hooking against  Ales Hemsky
07:42
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Hooking against  Mikko Koivu
14:27
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Hooking against  Kim Johnsson
15:22
MIN
Brian Rolston  Holding against  Dick Tarnstrom
goalie stats
Mathieu Garon
SA: 18TOI: 39:59
Saves: 16EV: 13 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .889SH: 0 - 0
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 8TOI: 19:59
Saves: 5EV: 2 - 2
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 6
SV%: .625SH: 0 - 0
Niklas Backstrom
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 24TOI: 59:47
Saves: 22EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .917SH: 1 - 1