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Edmonton again? Ok.

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Tonight the wild are looking to add to its impressive stretch when they host the Edmonton Oilers tonight. This is the third meeting this season and second in the last four days. Minnesota has won both meetings this year and have dominated the series against Edmonton. Minnesota's 24 victories at Xcel Energy Center and 45 wins overall against Edmonton are the most against any franchise. Devan Dubnyk gets another crack at his former team and has been damn near perfect against them. Dubnyk has a perfect 5-0-0 record stopping 128-of-132 shots faced for a 0.79 GAA and a .970 SV% in five career starts. Tonight is the 6th start for Doobie against Edmonton this season. Dubnyk will be opposed by Ben Scrivens who is a miserable; 0-3-0 with a 3.67GAA and a .867 SV% in three starts against the Wild. No Jared Spurgeon again, in fact he was placed on IR today and will not make the next roadtrip.

No one was recalled when Spurgeon was placed on the IR. That doesnt mean a recall isnt coming, it could mean a possible Chuck Fletcher trade (insert cool face emoji). The Wild just want it open for when they DO need to make a move, there's a spot open. We havent heard if the forwards will be scrambled tonight. After setting a franchise record for most goals in a single period, I wouldnt expect any changes. The Wild have scored the game’s first goal in 11 of its last 13 contests and 13 of its last 17 games. The Wild are 25-6-3 when scoring first this season.

Justin Fontaine continues to impress as he has a three-game point streak (3+1=4), totaling a plus-6 rating in those games. He also has had success against Edmonton with three points (2+1=3) against the Oilers this season. Puckdrop is at 7pm with the gamethread opening at 6:45. Go Wild!