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Staal scores in 6th round of SO to lift Wild over Oilers

  • Edmonton Oilers' Benoit Pouliot flies over the top of Minnesota Wild's defenseman Marco Scandella, bottom, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

    Edmonton Oilers' Benoit Pouliot flies over the top of Minnesota Wild's defenseman Marco Scandella, bottom, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' center Mark Letestu, right, passes the puck back and through the legs of Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser (39) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

    Edmonton Oilers' center Mark Letestu, right, passes the puck back and through the legs of Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser (39) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers'  Jason Pominville, right, scores with this shot past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) as Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, left, looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

    Edmonton Oilers' Jason Pominville, right, scores with this shot past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) as Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, left, looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)  (The Associated Press)

Eric Staal scored in the sixth round of a shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Friday night.

Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker scored in regulation for Minnesota, which has won three straight.

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves. He entered with a league-best .946 save percentage and 1.65 goals-against average.

Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had goals for the Oilers, whose four-game losing streak began with a 2-1 home overtime loss to the Wild last Sunday.

Staal scored on a backhand deke before Nugent-Hopkins fired wide in the sixth round.

Jason Pominville beat Cam Talbot high on the glove side on Minnesota's first shootout attempt, and Draisaitl countered on Edmonton's third. Chris Stewart and Jordan Eberle each scored in the fifth round.

Edmonton's Connor McDavid, the league leader with 38 points, was held scoreless for just the fifth time in 14 games. He was also without a point in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.

McDavid's turnover in the Edmonton end put the puck on Mikael Granlund's stick early in the third period, leading to a Wild goal for a 2-1 lead.

From the right circle, Granlund backhanded a pass to Zucker alone at the left side. His redirect easily beat Talbot at 1:18 for his third goal in five games. Talbot had 34 saves.

Nugent-Hopkins tied it with a power-play goal with 4:39 left when his wrist shot beat a screened Dubnyk. The goal was upheld by video review.

Draisaitl scored his team-leading 13th goal with 55.4 seconds remaining in the first for a 1-0 lead.

After a give-and-go with Benoit Pouliot, Draisaitl's first shot was stopped by Dubnyk, but he scored on the rebound. The third-line center has goals in three straight games and six goals in the past six games.

Dumba snapped an 11-game scoring drought with a wrist shot past a screened Talbot 4:26 into the second to tie the game. It was Minnesota's first shot of the period.

Eighteen of the Wild's 26 contests have been one-goal games, including the last six. Three of those went to a shootout, and one was decided in overtime.

NOTES: Wild D Christian Folin, out since Nov. 25 with a sprained MCL in his left knee, took part in the pregame skate but did not play. ... RW Tyler Pitlick, a healthy scratch Thursday, replaced RW Jesse Puljujarvi in the Oilers lineup and had an assist. ... The game was the first in a stretch where Minnesota plays five of six games at home. The Wild have played 11 home games, tied with New Jersey for second-fewest in league. Carolina has 10.

UP NEXT

Oilers: Return home to host Winnipeg on Sunday night.

Wild: Home against St. Louis on Sunday night.