Wild win 7th straight, extend Oilers' slump

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Field Level Media
08 Dec 2021, 14:55 GMT+10

Joel Eriksson Ek had a extremity and an assist, Cam Talbot made 38 saves, and the Minnesota Wild pulled distant for a 4-1 triumph implicit the big Edmonton Oilers connected Tuesday night.

Marcus Foligno, Victor Rask and Dmitry Kulikov besides scored for Minnesota, which won its seventh crippled successful a row. The red-hot Wild person earned astatine slightest 1 constituent successful 8 consecutive games and person not mislaid successful regularisation since Nov. 20.

Jesse Puljujarvi scored Edmonton's lone goal. Connor McDavid and Zach Hyman each had an assistance for the Oilers, who person mislaid 3 consecutive games for the archetypal clip this season.

Talbot improved to 14-5-0.

Edmonton goaltender Mikko Koskinen turned speech 22 of 26 shots and fell to 12-4-0.

The Wild seized a 1-0 pb with a power-play extremity lone 1:11 aft the opening faceoff. Eriksson Ek jammed successful the puck from the close broadside of the crease for his 10th extremity of the play and his 2nd successful the past 4 games.

Minnesota made it 2-0 astatine the 7:14 people of the archetypal period. Matt Dumba carried the puck done the close ellipse and heavy into the violative portion earlier sliding a walk to Foligno, who tapped the puck into a wide-open nett for his 11th goal.

The Oilers chopped the shortage to 2-1 astatine 6:34 of the 2nd period. McDavid followed his missed shot, took the puck down the nett and slipped a walk to Puljujarvi successful the debased slot for a one-timer, his eighth goal.

The Wild answered with a one-timer of their ain to summation their pb to 3-1 with 14:27 remaining successful the 3rd period. Jonas Brodin zipped a cross-ice walk to Rask, who rapidly capitalized for his 4th goal.

A breakaway extremity by Kulikov gave Minnesota a 4-1 pb with 5:03 to go. He faked to his backhand and scored connected his forehand for his 3rd extremity of the season.

Edmonton went 0-for-5 connected the powerfulness play. Minnesota was 1-for-2 with a antheral advantage.

--Field Level Media

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