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EDMONTON, Alberta – Tyler Graovac scored twice and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night in a matchup of teams that were on a tear when the NHL All-Star break arrived.
Jason Zucker, Zach Parise and Chris Stewart also scored for the Wild (33-11-5), who won their third game in a row and improved to 22-3-2 since the beginning of December.
Anton Slepyshev and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal for the Oilers (28-16-8), who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Edmonton was 7-0-1 in its previous eight games, with the only loss during that stretch coming to Nashville in a shootout.
There was plenty of pressure applied by both teams in the early going, but Minnesota struck first with seven minutes left in the first period as a clearing attempt hit Graovac in the leg and he maneuvered the puck past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot in tight.