Minnesota Wild defeat Edmonton Oilers, 4-2

Andrew Ebbett, James Sheppard and Kyle Brodziak might be reading the tea leaves.

One day after the Wild acquired a center via the college route in Casey Wellman, the Wild's three centermen behind Mikko Koivu reacted with outstanding games during a 4-2 victory over Edmonton.

Ebbett had a goal and an assist for his first multipoint game of the season; Sheppard played one of his strongest all-around games; and Brodziak was a forechecking machine.

"Whenever you bring ...