Edmonton Oilers defeat Minnesota Wild, 5-2

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - With such a depleted lineup, it's hard to imagine the Wild skating better.

Frankly, it's hard to imagine the Wild playing better.

And the Wild lost 5-2.

Yes, despite a solid effort, despite holding the Oilers without a shot for 13 1/2 minutes at one point, despite holding the Oilers to 11 shots through two periods, despite outshooting the Oilers 31-19 for the game, the Wild still lost ... 5-2.

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