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Oilers 4, Wild 3, SO

Friday, 09.30.2011 / 11:14 PM

Associated Press

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Oilers 4, Wild 3, SO
Edmonton Oilers 4, Minnesota Wild 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Anton Lander scored in the second round of the shootout and Devan Dubnyk made three shootout saves to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 preseason victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

Lander also had a goal and an assist in regulation as the Oilers rallied from two goals down with less than 10 minutes to play. Ryan Jones and Linus Omark also scored for Edmonton (5-2). Dubnyk made 22 saves for Edmonton, which will complete its postseason Saturday night by hosting Vancouver.

Mikko Koivu, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Devin Setoguchi scored for Minnesota (3-4), while Niklas Backstrom stopped 34 shots in the Wild's preseason finale.

Omark and Jones scored 27 seconds apart late in the third period to tie the game and force overtime.

After Lander won a faceoff, Omark beat Backstrom at 13:38 of the third period to cut the Wild lead to 3-2. Jones tied the game at 14:05 when he knocked in the rebound of Jeff Petry's shot.

The Oilers had a go-ahead goal taken off the board with 1:38 remaining when Gilbert Brule was called for crosschecking. It was ruled that the penalty occurred before the puck was tipped past Backstrom.

Koivu gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead just 47 seconds into the third period, taking a pass from Marek Zidlicky on at the left point and beating Dubnyk on the glove side with a slap shot. Zidlicky finished with two assists.

Koivu set up Setoguchi for the Wild's third goal five minutes later. Taking the pass from Koivu, Setoguchi took two strides and launched a slap shot from the right circle that beat Dubnyk and gave Minnesota a 3-1 lead.

Edmonton defenseman Taylor Fedun broke his right leg after getting his skates tangled with a stick while racing Minnesota's Eric Nystrom for a loose puck in the second period. Fedun left the ice on a stretcher and was taken to a hospital and did not make the trip back to Edmonton with his teammates.

Nystrom was given a five-minute major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

Edmonton was forced to play part of the second period and all of the third with only three defensemen. Ladislav Smid (right shoulder) and Taylor Chorney (right knee) also were injured during the game.

After a scoreless first period, Bouchard gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead with a goal just 37 seconds into the second. Bouchard got the puck the corner, skated along the goal line and flipped a backhand past Dubnyk.

Lander was awarded a penalty shot and tied the game at 6:57 of the second after being hooked from behind by Zidlicky. Lander backhanded the puck over Backstrom's glove.

Minnesota hosts Columbus next Friday to open the regular season. Edmonton hosts Pittsburgh on Oct. 9.

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
0 - 0
2P. Bouchard
A. Lander
0 - 0
3D. Setoguchi
0 - 0
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
SA: 25TOI: 64:51
GA: 3SV%: .880
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 38TOI: 65:00
GA: 3SV%: .921