EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Minnesota Wild issued a rather convincing
statement Tuesday in the form of a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton
Oilers, extending their streak to 12-0-2 in their last 14 road
games.

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In a clash between two of the hottest teams in the NHL, the Wild
cooled the Oilers off in a hurry, jumping out to a 3-0 lead before
the game was 25 minutes old and then beating back a couple of
comeback attempts before putting the home team away for good.

Tyler Graovac scored twice and Jason Zucker, Zach Parise and Chris Stewart added singles for the Wild and Anton Slepyshev and Leon Draisaitl (on the power play) replied for the Oilers.

The Wild play again tonight at Calgary.  9 o'clock face off.