The Minnesota Wild scored five third period goals to beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-4 Tuesday night.
The Oilers jumped out to an early lead when Evan Bouchard’s slapper found the back of the net 54 seconds into the game. They had a chance to take control not long after on a two-man advantage that lasted 1:15, but the Wild killed it off. Marco Rossi evened it up by deflecting a pass from Ryan Hartman past Jack Campbell. Warren Foegele put the Oilers ahead late in the first but Hartman tied it 34 seconds later.
Foegele popped a wrister past Filip Gustavsson 33 seconds into the second. Campbell was the star of the period after that, making several big saves, including an improbable diving arm save on Pat Maroon.
Hartman would even it up off a kick pass from Mats Zuccarello in the first minute of the third. The Wild kept coming, with Zuccarello and Joel Eriksson Ek making it 5-3 by the halfway point of the period.
Evander Kane notched his first of the season with a power play deflection with 7:05 to go. However, Hartman squashed the comeback hopes with his hat trick goal with 4:10 left. Marcus Foligno added an empty netter.
The Oilers, 1-4-1, will host the New York Rangers on Thursday (630 CHED, Face-off Show 5:30 p.m., game at 7 p.m.).
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