Minnesota Wild defeat Edmonton Oilers, 3-1

Niklas Backstrom, the Wild player most affected by last week's equipment fire, wore his third chest protector in three games Wednesday night.

When asked that morning how the brand-new ones felt, Backstrom said, "Feels big."

That didn't bode well for the Edmonton Oilers.

Whether he's wearing a chest protector right out of the box or not, Backstrom always looks like an indoor lacrosse goalie to the Oilers, especially in Minnesota. And, yes, as usual against Edmonton...