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Recap: Wild 2, Edmonton 1 (SO)

  • October 14, 2011 - 12:20 AM

STAR TRIBUNE'S THREE STARS

1. Nikolai Khabibulin, Oilers: In a game in which Edmonton was completely outplayed, he made 15 of his 34 saves in the third period.

2. Devin Setoguchi, Wild: Six shots, three hits and the shootout-deciding goal.

3. Mikko Koivu, Wild: Was absolutely dominant defensively and physical in 25:21 of ice time. Won 11 of 18 faceoffs.

BY THE NUMBERS

35 Wins over Edmonton, the Wild's most vs. any team.

71 Oilers players who have played for Edmonton in its 17 consecutive losses in St. Paul.

1.19 Goals-against average and .954 save percentage for Niklas Backstrom vs. Edmonton at home.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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