Oilers look to break X-Jinx

The last time Edmonton beat the Minnesota Wild at the XCel Energy Center? Try 2007. That’s 16 straight victories over the Oilers, and the Wild will try to make it 17 tonight.
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The last time Edmonton beat the Minnesota Wild at the XCel Energy Center? Try 2007. That’s 16 straight victories over the Oilers, and the Wild will try to make it 17 tonight.

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Streak ends. Wild lose 5-2 to Oilers

Minnesota had hoped to extend their four-year, 17-game home win streak against Edmonton Friday at Xcel, but the Oilers left with a 5-2 victory. The loss also snaps the Wild's four game winning streak.

Wild beats Oilers, snaps eight-game slump

The Minnesota Wild snapped its eight game losing streak by beating the Oilers 4-3 Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Mikko Koivu got the scoring started in the first-period with his ninth goal of the season. The Wild then pulled away with three-goals in the second-period, and held off Edmonton in the final moments for the win.

Backstrom hopes for more success against Oilers

Niklas Backstrom gets the call tonight in goal as the Wild take on the Oilers in Edmonton. Last Friday, Backstrom was pulled in the first period of Minnesota’s loss to the the Oilers at the X. But Backstrom was solid in Monday’s win over Tampa Bay, so coach Mike Yeo is sticking with his starter. He says Backstrom deserves a chance to “bounce back.”

Wild look for renewed spark against Lightning

After dropping two straight at home to Edmonton and Calgary, the Minnesota Wild hope to turn things around tonight at the X against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Wild have yet to lose three straight games this season.

Setoguchi, Backstrom send Wild to shootout win over Edmonton

The Minnesota Wild extended their home winning streak over Edmonton to 17-games with a 2-1 sudden death shootout win Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Devin Setoguchi’s goal in sudden death along with Niklas Backstrom’s three straight shootout saves gave the Wild the win.

2,000 show up at X for Wild scrimmage

Wild fans excited for the new season got a glimpse of Mike Yeo's team Saturday at a free scrimmage at XCel Energy Center. No goals were scored, but coach Yeo said he was happy with the way his players are grasping his system. Another scrimmage will be held Sunday at 10 a.

Wild look to snap streak in Edmonton

The Wild end a three-game road trip tonight with a stop in Edmonton to take on the slumping Oilers, who have lost four straight. Minnesota is winless in its last five games after bolting to the top of the NHL standings.

Barry Manilow coming to the X

The adult-contemporary pop star is returning to the Xcel Energy Center on April 13. Tickets go on sale Feb. 3 through Ticketmaster and at the Xcel box office.

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