By Kate Butler
The Minnesota Wild took their home ice tonight for the final time in the regular season against the Edmonton Oilers. Coming into tonight’s game, the Wild were 25-18-3 on the season and needed just two more points, obtainable by a win tonight, to secure a spot in the playoffs. The Wild now hope to pick up those two points tomorrow night in
Just two seconds after the drop of the puck, Zenon Konopka and Mike Brown dropped their gloves and started in with the fist fight of the night. The fight resulted in five minute major penalties being assessed to both men. Corey Potter scored the first goal of the game 0:27 into the game with a slap shot, and the Oilers didn’t stop there.
At into the opening period, Taylor Hall fired an unassisted wrist shot, putting the Oilers up 2-0. Nearly ten minutes later, Potter scored the third goal of the game, his second, on a snap shot from Eberle and Gagner. Shortly after this goal, Niklas Backstrom found himself being replaced by Josh Harding. Despite being outshot 15-5 in the first period, the Oilers were up 3-0 in the end.
While the Wild continued to outshoot
Midway through the third and final period of play, Miiko Koivu scored the one and only point of the game for the Wild. Another Konopka fight resulted in a 5-on-3 advantage for
The Wild can still make the playoffs for the first time since 2008 if they can pull off the win against the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow night. All the action will begin with a 6:00p pre-game on kfan.com and 100.3FM, with a start time of 6:30p.