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Coyle scores late in 3rd period to lift Wild to 2-1 victory over Oilers

  • Minnesota Wild's Christian Folin (5) knocks over Edmonton Oilers' Matt Fraser (28) as goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) looks for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Minnesota Wild's Christian Folin (5) knocks over Edmonton Oilers' Matt Fraser (28) as goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) looks for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Justin Schultz (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Justin Schultz (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Wild's Matt Cooke (24) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Minnesota Wild's Matt Cooke (24) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Charlie Coyle scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:23 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.

Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, who snapped a two-game skid and have only three wins in their last 11 games.

Boyd Gordon scored for the Oilers, who snapped a rare two-game winning streak and dropped to 3-20-8 this season against fellow Western Conference opponents.

On the winning goal, Jordan Eberle lost the puck on a drop pass and Coyle went in on a breakaway. He waited for Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth to commit, then tucked the puck behind him on his way behind the net. It was Coyle's fifth goal of the season.