Staal nets game winner for the Wild after leaving with an injury

It was an eventful night for Eric Staal...

Wild center Eric Staal had to leave the game against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night because of a high stick that he took right to the face.

Staal returned before the end of regulation but Edmonton tied it up with 4 minutes left, sending the game to overtime.

After neither team scored in OT, things were settled in a shootout that went to six rounds.

Sure enough, it was Staal who netted the game-winner in the final round to give Minnesota the 3-2 win.

The Wild have now won three straight and are 5-1-3 in their last 9 games.

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