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Edmonton Oilers @ Minnesota Wild Game Thread

Afternoon games usually end well for us

NHL: Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks
Alex Stalock will get the nod for the Wild.
Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (13-17-2)

Minnesota Wild (17-11-3) @


Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul , Minnesota

TV: Sportsnet West

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Hockey Wilderness


  • It’s Cam Talbot’s first day back on the job. Talbot (10-10-1, .903 SV% / 3.00 GAA) replaces Laurent Brossoit after seven games, will there be any rust after missing that much time?
  • WEIRD SCIENCE: It’s nothing more than a weird coincidence, but the Oilers can’t score on a backup goalie to save their lives right now. 41 shots in Toronto and 46 shots home against Nashville, the Oilers have 97 straight shots on backup goalies without a goal. With Devan Dubnyk off for the near future due to a lower body injury, the Oilers get another crack at a backup. Alex Stalock starts today for the Wild, can the Oilers shake their backup curse?