Oilers’ winning streak ends in three after losing to Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had a career-high streak of 10 games with one goal and two assists, and Joel Eriksson added an additional goal and assist to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 5-3 victory. Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Kaprizov is scoring in four consecutive games after scoring his 14th goal of the season. He also has 9 assists in a row and 10 goals and 11 assists in his last 16 games.

Frederick Gaudreau, Sam Steel and Mats Zuccarello also scored for Minnesota, which won four-fifths. Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves.

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl extended their goal streak for Edmonton, who had three consecutive wins. Klim Kostin scores his first goal of the season for the Oilers.

Draisaitl opened the score with his 16th goal in the first period and scored in the fourth game in a row. McDavid scored a goal in the third game in a row, tying Dallas’ Jason Robertson for the league lead with 19 points.

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Jack Campbell stopped 25 shots for the Oilers.

Minnesota took two early penalties, a tough challenge against Edmonton’s strong sixth-place playing unit.

Wild killed the first, but Draisaitl scored from a wide angle in the second power play, and Fleury shot before he could get past the crease in the cross-ice.

The power play was important for both teams. Three of the first four goals in the game came with a man advantage.

Edmonton finished 1 in 3 in the power game. Minnesota, who came into the game with a 13th place power play in the league, was 2 out of 3.

Eriksson Ek scored with a man advantage of just 1:51 in the second period and tied the match at 1. Kaprizov’s first shot was wide and bounced off the side planks to Eriksson Ek.

McDavid scored the first double-strength goal of the game for an Oilers lead, but Wild scored twice before the end of the period. Gaudreau’s kick-off goal was his fourth of the season with 6:01 left in the second.

After early penalties, Minnesota clamped down on Edmonton’s explosive charge. The Oilers took just 10 shots over two periods, trailing 30-21 in the game.


Oilers: Go home against Montreal on Saturday.

Wild: Host Anaheim on Saturday.

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