ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice, Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Friday.
Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff also scored for Edmonton, which won for the first time in 18 games in Minnesota dating to Jan. 6, 2007. The Oilers have won three of four overall, scoring a combined 20 goals in the trio of victories.
Devin Setoguchi and Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored for the Wild, who lost for the first time in six games. Minnesota entered the game with a league-best 29 points.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 30 shots to win for just the second time in six starts.