GAME RECAP: Wild 7, Oilers 4


For the third consecutive period, a goal was scored in the opening minute, but it was the Wild’s turn this time as Hartman struck again for his second of the night to make it 3-3 just 38 seconds into the final frame.

Kaprizov continued his dangerous night as he zipped a pass down to Mats Zuccarello and the puck bounced off his skate directly to Hartman in front of the net for a bang-bang play past Campbell.

Minnesota’s top line tallied the 4-3 go-ahead goal as well in fine fashion as Hartman got the puck behind the net and passed it out front to Kaprizov, who darted it across to Zuccarello for the no-doubt one-timer.

Joel Eriksson Ek extended the Wild lead to 5-3 midway through the period, but the Oilers found new life with a power-play goal by Kane just over two minutes later to cut the deficit to one.

With Dakota Mermis in the box, Bouchard blasted yet another potent point shot that was redirected by Kane past Gustavsson for his first of the season to make it 5-4.

But Hartman completed his hat-trick with 4:10 on the clock and Marcus Foligno made it 7-4 with an empty-netter to conclude the final-frame onslaught for the home side.

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