Series (Game 1 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Tuesday, September 20th
Game 2: Friday, September 30th

Wild 4

(1-0-0, 2 pts)

Oilers 3

(0-1-0, 0 pts)

9:00 PM ET, September 20, 2011

Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 T
MIN 3 0 14
EDM 0 3 03

A. Lander (Oilers - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Paajarvi (Oilers - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

J. Spurgeon (Wild - D): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Wild 4, Oilers 3

Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jared Spurgeon scored a pair of goals, including the power-play winner with 1:46 remaining in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild started the preseason with a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Spurgeon's goal came with Taylor Hall in the penalty box for inadvertently high-sticking Justin Falk while swinging at a loose puck.

Jarod Palmer and Pierre-Marc Bouchard also scored for the Wild.

Anton Lander, Magnus Paajarvi and Antti Tyrvainen scored for the Oilers, who played a split-squad game, with the other team playing at the same time against Chicago in Saskatoon.

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