Friday, October 15, 2010
Minnesota Wild Defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-2
The Minnesota Wild won their home opener on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Mikko Koivu notched 2 goals and an assist. He was the best player on the ice last night and played like an All-Star. Antti Miettinen put the Wild on the board in the first period, on a beautiful Andrew Brunette pass. Koivu scored both goals in the 2nd period to build a 3-2 Wild lead. Minnesota native Matt Cullen scored a powerplay goal from the point in the 3rd period to seal the game at 4-2. Koivu nearly missed an empty-netter for the hat trick. Next up is the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Xcel Energy Center.