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3/10/16 Oilers vs. Wild

McDavid powers Oilers past Wild

Rookie scores game-winning goal with 7:29 left; Talbot makes 29 saves

by Dan Myers / Correspondent

McDavid gives Oilers the lead

EDM@MIN: McDavid uses speed to net go-ahead goal

3/10/16: Connor McDavid races down the ice and wrists the puck past Darcy Kuemper to give the Oilers a 2-1 lead in the 3rd

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Connor McDavid scored the go-ahead goal with 7:29 remaining, and the Edmonton Oilers overcame several injuries and a suspension in a 2-1 win against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

Down three regulars on defense because of injury, another, Darnell Nurse, because of his suspension, and forward Matt Hendricks, who left the game midway through the first period with an undisclosed injury, the Oilers played a smart, simple road game.

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Wild's Kuemper in goal vs. Oilers

Minnesota's Dubnyk out with illness; Edmonton's Sekera will play

by Dan Myers / Correspondent

OILERS (26-36-7) at WILD (31-26-10)

TV: 8 p.m. ET; SNW, FS-N, NHL.TV

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Goaltender Darcy Kuemper will start for the Minnesota Wild against the Edmonton Oilers at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

Minnesota starting goalie, Devan Dubnyk will be unavailable because of an illness; the Wild recalled Steve Michalek from Iowa of the American Hockey League to serve as Kuemper's backup.

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