“It was like he refused to lose that game tonight,” Yeo said. “I was pleased with the guys and their willingness to stick with it and keep battling. I was impressed how they believed they could get it done. I was happy to see Dany Heatley get that goal because he was one of the guys who was at the forefront.”
“We’ve been in every game, we feel like, this season,” Heatley said.” We’ve lost by one or given up the lead. I thought we dominated the second and third periods tonight and I felt like we deserved it. It was nice to get that win.”
Both goalies finished with 30 saves.
The Wild have a nine game-winning streak against the Oilers.
“I thought we played well, but it came down to tenths of seconds,” Oilers coach Tom Renney said. “I have nothing but confidence in this team. They’re a pleasure to coach because they want badly to do the right thing.”
The Oilers had the best chance early on as Taylor Hall(notes) made a pass through to a hard-charging Jordan Eberle(notes), who couldn’t get a handle on the puck before crashing into the Minnesota net.
Cullen had the Wild’s best opportunity midway through the second when he split the defense, but Khabibulin slammed his pads shut to make the save.
Notes: Edmonton forward Taylor Hall was back in the lineup after missing Tuesday’s game with the flu. … Minnesota was without defenseman Mike Lundin(notes) and forward Cody Almond(notes), both sidelined with back issues.