Skip to main content

Wild looks to keep offense on track in Edmonton

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Three goals? In one game?

Believe it or not, that was the tally Sunday when the Wild -- the lowest scoring team in the NHL -- beat Detroit, 3-2.

Tonight, the Wild (7-6-2) hope to keep the offense cooking as they face the Oilers in Edmonton (6-6-3), a team it has dominated the past six years.

In that span, Minnesota has compiled a 27-8-2 record over Edmonton.

After missing Sunday's game with the flu bug, both Niklas Backstrom and Pierre-Marc Bouchard will be back in the lineup.

That could be bad news for the Oilers. Backstrom won four of five games against Edmonton last year. Bouchard is also tough on the Oilers. He leads the Wild in scoring against Edmonton with 41 points.

Tonight is also the first time defenseman Tom Gilbert has been on the ice in Edmonton since the Wild acquired him at the trade deadline last year for long-time Minnesota blueliner Nick Schultz.

Star Tribune beat writer Michael Russo interviewed Schultz, who told him: "It's going to be strange seeing that jersey as the opposition."

The puck drops at 8:30 central time.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 7.50.05 PM

Missing: 17-year-old Waite Park boy last seen July 3

Police say there is no reason to believe he's in danger.

Melanie Valencia

Northfield bicyclist killed in crash identified as 14-year-old

She was riding her bike to soccer practice before a driver hit her last week.

Samantha Holte

Appeal to find 17-year-old Minnesota girl

She was last seen north of Fergus Falls.

Pixabay - water surface

Man's body found near empty fishing boat on St. Croix River

The boat, and an unoccupied truck found on the shore, belong to a 43-year-old White Bear Lake man.


Police identify MOA shooting suspects, issue nationwide warrants

Three Twin Cities residents were charged Monday in connection with helping the suspects escape.

Screen Shot 2022-08-04 at 7.25.42 PM

Charges: Best Western employees helped MOA shooting suspects escape

Prosecutors allege two Best Western employees helped the suspects escape.

election, vote

What to watch for in 2022 Minnesota primary elections

Bring Me The News brings you a breakdown of what to watch for Tuesday.

Aaron Peterson

Charges: Felon accused of firing shots at police during Meeker Co. standoff

The 31-year-old surrendered after a 28-hour standoff in rural Meeker County.

flash flooding

Weekend rain totals pushed 6+ inches in Minnesota, Iowa; 10 in Illinois

Big-time rain totals across southern Minnesota, southeast South Dakota, northern Iowa and northern Illinois.

Airport traveler flying pixabay

Man who had meth, guns in checked luggage at MSP Airport gets 10 years

Kevin Alan Aguilar-Moreno, 21, attempted to board a Delta flight to Phoenix in October of last year.

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 7.13.33 AM

Family identifies man killed by police in Otsego

The 21-year-old was reportedly experiencing 'mental health challenges' and allegedly had a knife when deputies opened fire.