Wild snap skid with win over Oilers

Dany Heatley scored the eventual game-winning game 3 decision over Edmonton at Xcel Energy Center.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Jarrod Palmer and Mikko Koivu also lit the lamp for the Wild, who last emerged victorious on December 10 at Phoenix.

Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves for the win.

Shawn Horcoff, Taylor Hall and Ladislav Smid tallied for the Oilers, who have dropped eight of their last 10.

Nikolai Khabibulin was pulled after two periods for giving up four goals on 19 shots. Devan Dubnyk stopped all eight shots he faced in the third.