Minnesota 3, Edmonton 2

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 15-7-2-1 9-4-1-0 6-3-1-1 W2
Edmonton 12-10-0-3 7-3-0-2 5-7-0-1 L3


Kyle Brodziak scored in the sixth round of the shootout as Minnesota beat Edmonton 3-2 Wednesday night, the Wild's third shootout victory over the Oilers already this season.

After Edmonton's Jordan Eberle and Minnesota's Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored in round one, Minnesota jumped ahead in the extra format on a Mikko Koivu goal. Sam Gagner kept the Oilers alive in round three, beating Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom between the pads.

Shawn Horcoff and Dany Heatley traded fifth-round goals before Brodziak struck for the game winner, giving him his first-ever shootout goal.

The victory gave Minnesota 11 wins in November, the most of any month in franchise history.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a goal and an assist in regulation to extend his rookie scoring lead. The 18-year-old has 27 points in 25 games so far this season.

Jordan Eberle also finished with a goal and a helper and now has 15 points in his last nine games.

Devin Setoguchi and Kyle Brodziak countered with second-period goals for the Wild

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Edmonton
Kyle Brodziak 1 Points Jordan Eberle 2
Kyle Brodziak 1 Goals Jordan Eberle 1
Dany Heatley 1 Assists Jordan Eberle 1
Kyle Brodziak 1 Power Play Goals Jordan Eberle 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom .933 Save Percentage Nikolai Khabibulin .931
Niklas Backstrom 28 Saves Nikolai Khabibulin 27

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 29 3 1-6 3-4 13 38
Edmonton 30 2 1-4 5-6 17 25

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Oilers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Wild have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .545 after a loss.
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