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Continued: Motivated Wild strikes early on Edmonton in 5-3 victory

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 17, 2013 - 7:03 AM

The puck wasn’t on the ice half a second before the Russian star popped it behind Backstrom.

From there, it was all Minnesota. Stoner played a big part in both Wild second-period goals.

First, he one-timed Justin Schultz’s rim around the boards and the puck deflected off Coyle’s leg for his seventh goal. Just 3:27 later, Stoner took a similar shot that sailed wide off the end boards.

The puck caromed back and Torrey Mitchell made a nifty backhanded touch pass to an oncoming Granlund, who scored his first goal in 25 games. Granlund was originally reassigned to Houston but called right back before his flight because of an injury to Mike Rupp.

The Wild continued to roll from there, scoring twice more in the third. Parise scored only 20 seconds into the period before Brodziak finished his night with a breakaway goal, his eighth.

“I really liked a lot about tonight’s game,’’ Yeo said. “Most important thing is you’re starting to see more resemblance of our game, longer stretches of it, more consistency of it. The more consistency you see in our game, the more consistency you’ll see with the results.”

Just like Monday, the Wild took its foot off the gas late and allowed the Oilers back into the game on goals by Shawn Horcoff and Magnus Paajarvi. A tense shooting gallery occurred late, but Backstrom and the Wild secured the victory.

 

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