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Wild Closes Preseason With Shootout Loss

Friday, 09.30.2011 / 10:04 PM

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Wild Closes Preseason With Shootout Loss
Edmonton Oilers 4, Minnesota Wild 3
The Minnesota Wild played seven games in 10 nights, and when Devin Setoguchi's slap shot in the final round of tonight's shootout was turned away by Edmonton Oiler goaltender Devan Dubnyk, the regular season was brought upon us.

Granted, the Wild will have a full week before the season opener actually kicks off, but those days will be spent continuing to build and refine, as opposed to looking back at a 4-3 shootout loss to Edmonton.

As was the case a lot in the Wild's 3-3-1 preseason, there were flashes of brilliance, but then there was another two-goal Wild lead that disappeared in the third period.

After a scoreless, but up-and-down first period, Pierre-Marc Bouchard opened the scoring in the opening minute of the second by darting to the front and tucking one under Dubnyk.

The Oilers tied the game when Anton Lander was hooked on a breakaway, and then scored on the ensuing penalty shot.

The second period was marred 1:30 in when Eric Nystrom chased after an icing and got his stick tangled in the legs of Taylor Fedun. Fedun went awkwardly into the boards and suffered a leg injury. He was eventually carted off in a stretcher and Nystrom received a five minute major and game misconduct.

In the third, Mikko Koivu and Setoguchi built a 3-1 lead, both with slap shots. But the Oilers rallied as Linus Omark and Ryan Jones scored goals 27 seconds apart and forced overtime.

The game remained tied through OT, and Lander buried the only goal of the shootout.

The Wild will have an off day on Saturday, followed by two days in Duluth on a team bonding trip. The regular season will kick off on Saturday when the Columbus Blue Jackets visit Xcel Energy Center.
scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
00:37
MIN
Pierre-Marc Bouchard (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Kyle Brodziak (1)
1 - 0 MIN
06:57
EDM
PS - Anton Lander (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
00:47
MIN
PPG - Mikko Koivu (1) Slapshot - ASST: Marek Zidlicky (1)
2 - 1 MIN
05:44
MIN
PPG - Devin Setoguchi (1) Slapshot - ASST: Mikko Koivu (1), Marek Zidlicky (2)
3 - 1 MIN
13:38
EDM
Linus Omark (1) Snap shot - ASST: Anton Lander (1)
3 - 2 MIN
14:05
EDM
Ryan Jones (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Jeff Petry (1), Linus Omark (1)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
00:00
EDM
Anton Lander (2) ASST: NONE
4 - 3 EDM
Shootout
RNDMINEDMTOTAL
1M. Koivu
L. Omark
3 - 3
2P. Bouchard
A. Lander
3 - 4
3D. Setoguchi
3 - 4
penalty summary
1st Period
02:14
EDM
Linus Omark  Hooking  - 2 min against  Pierre-Marc Bouchard
08:45
MIN
Dany Heatley  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
15:45
MIN
Justin Falk  Tripping  - 2 min against  Gilbert Brule
2nd Period
01:30
MIN
Eric Nystrom served by Casey Wellman  Boarding (maj)  - 5 min against  Taylor Fedun
01:30
MIN
Eric Nystrom  Game misconduct  - 10 min against  Taylor Fedun
01:30
EDM
Theo Peckham  Roughing  - 2 min against  Eric Nystrom
04:45
EDM
Anton Lander  Holding  - 2 min against  Marek Zidlicky
06:57
MIN
Marek Zidlicky  PS-Hooking on breakaway  - 0 min against  Anton Lander
11:06
EDM
Ryan Keller  Holding  - 2 min against  Devin Setoguchi
13:52
MIN
Nick Johnson  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ales Hemsky
15:51
EDM
Darcy Hordichuk  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Kyle Brodziak
15:51
MIN
Kyle Brodziak  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Darcy Hordichuk
16:06
MIN
Guillaume Latendresse  Interference  - 2 min against  Ryan Jones
19:45
EDM
Anton Lander  Holding  - 2 min against  Mikko Koivu
3rd Period
02:59
MIN
Guillaume Latendresse  Hooking  - 2 min against  Anton Lander
04:44
EDM
Anton Lander  Holding  - 2 min against  Nick Schultz
12:40
EDM
Lennart Petrell  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Brett Bulmer
12:40
MIN
Brett Bulmer  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Lennart Petrell
14:50
MIN
Greg Zanon  Holding  - 2 min against  Ales Hemsky
18:22
EDM
Gilbert Brule  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Devin Setoguchi
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
NONE
goalie stats
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 25TOI: 64:51
GA: 3SV%: .880
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 38TOI: 65:00
GA: 3SV%: .921
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