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Wild miss chance to clinch spot in West playoffs with 6-1 loss to visiting Oilers

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    Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov (64), of Russia, scores on Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    Edmonton Oilers center Shawn Horcoff (10) congratulates teammate Nail Yakupov (64), of Russia, after Yakupov scored on Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding during the second period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (37) replaces Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32), of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game after Backstrom gave up three goals to the Edmonton Oilers in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

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    A shot by Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, not pictured, gets past Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32), of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) (The Associated Press)

Corey Potter and Nail Yakupov both scored two goals, and the Edmonton Oilers prevented the Minnesota Wild from clinching a spot in the Western Conference playoffs with a 6-1 rout on Friday night.

Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle each added a goal and two assists for the Oilers, who won for the second time in 11 games but will miss the playoffs for the seventh straight season. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 38 shots.

Mikko Koivu scored for the Wild, who could have gotten into the playoffs for the first time in five seasons with a win. Instead, Minnesota will enter Saturday's season finale at Colorado tied with Columbus for eighth place in the West, one point behind seventh-place Detroit. Minnesota owns the tiebreaker and can secure a postseason spot with a win.

If Detroit gets a point in its season finale, Columbus wins, and Minnesota loses, the Wild would be eliminated.