NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Minnesota
(Thursday, November 13th)
Final Score: Edmonton 2, Minnesota 0
St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Ty Conklin stopped all 22 shots he faced to record his first career NHL shutout, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center.
Ethan Moreau and Mike York scored for the Oilers, who finished a six-game road trip with a 3-2-1 record. Edmonton has lost just twice in its last eight games overall (4-2-2).
Dwayne Roloson stopped 28-of-30 shots for the Wild, who failed in their attempt to climb above the .500 mark for the first time this season, losing for just the second time in eight games (5-2-1).
Minnesota was shut out for the first time since the season-opener, October 8th against the Chicago Blackhawks.
A cleanly-played contest, the teams combined for just three minor penalties in the game.
The Oilers jumped out to a two-goal first period lead on tallies by Moreau and York. Moreau scored just 1:14 into the contest, beating Roloson with a backhander underneath the arm from in close.
Moreau forechecked tightly against the left boards and eventually came up with the puck near the left faceoff circle. He carried it across in front of the crease, using a nifty move to find the back of the net.
York followed at the 15:39 mark, off helpers from Radek Dvorak and Raffi Torres. Dvorak ripped a shot from about 10 feet out that got past Roloson, and York poked the bouncing puck past the goal line to get the credit.
Minnesota had multiple excellent scoring chances in the first period, with Marian Gaborik getting two chances at Conklin behind the defense. Conklin stood tall both times.
Conklin also faced a tough Christoph Brandner slap shot from the right faceoff circle with under six minutes to play. Finally, the Edmonton netminder got caught out of the net twice in the last two minutes of the game, but was able to scramble back into position both times.
The Wild claimed center Jason Wiemer off waivers from the New York Islanders. To make room for Wiemer on the roster, the club placed left wing Matt Johnson on injured reserve with a bruised right shoulder. Wiemer is scheduled to arrive in Minnesota Friday morning and practice with his new team in the afternoon...Roloson has still won four of his last six starts (4-2) and has allowed just seven goals in those contests...The Wild have never beaten the Oilers in regulation. They do have two overtime victories against Edmonton to their credit. Edmonton was 3-2 against the Wild last season...Minnesota defenseman Brad Brown would have played in his 300th NHL game, but was scratched.
11/13 22:53:04 ET