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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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