Minnesota 4, Edmonton 1

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 23-18-1-4 11-11-0-2 12-7-1-2 W2
Edmonton 14-24-1-6 7-12-0-3 7-12-1-3 L3


Matt Cullen, defenseman Brent Burns and Pierre-Marc Bouchard each recorded a goal and an assist as the Minnesota Wild posted a 4-1 road triumph over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Eric Nystrom notched a pair of assists and rookie Anton Khudobin made 31 saves for the Wild, who improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight road games.

Minnesota took command early, building a 2-0 lead less than four minutes into the contest. Cullen beat Nikolai Khabibulin with a backhander at 1:39 for his second goal in as many games after an 11-game drought and Burns scored his 13th of the season at 3:25.

After a scoreless middle session, Bouchard made it 3-0 midway through the third. Just over two minutes later, Brunette beat Khabibulin from the right side of the crease during a power play for his 12th tally.

Khudobin had his hopes for a second straight shutout spoiled when rookie Magnus Paajarvi ripped a shot from the high slot into the top left corner of the net while on the man advantage with 3:46 to play.

Khabibulin turned aside 22 shots for the Oilers, who have dropped five of six at home.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Edmonton
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 2 Points Magnus Paajarvi 1
Pierre-Marc Bouchard 1 Goals Magnus Paajarvi 1
Eric Nystrom 2 Assists Taylor Chorney 1
Andrew Brunette 1 Power Play Goals Magnus Paajarvi 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Anton Khudobin .969 Save Percentage Nikolai Khabibulin .846
Anton Khudobin 31 Saves Nikolai Khabibulin 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 26 4 1-3 6-7 46 26
Edmonton 32 1 1-7 2-3 38 26

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Dallas. The Oilers have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .300 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Wild have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .478 after a loss.
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