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In the NHL as in life, a bad bounce can mean good fortune for someone else and during Sunday night's Edmonton Oilers/Minnesota Wild affair, a third period Edmonton goal came courtesy of an unlucky play.
Here's how the play went down: Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu was trying to clear the puck and in the process, the puck deflected off the skate of Oilers forward Sam Gagne.
Then, watch as Minnesota's Ryan Suter accidentally bats the puck into the net:
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During the Minnesota Wild-Edmonton Oilers game, a strange play occurred where the puck bounced out in front of the net and was batted in by Ryan Suter. Wild captain Mikko Koivu was trying to clear the puck out of the zone and he fired the puck off Oilers forward Sam Gagner’s skate. The puck caromed off his skate and started fluttering in the air towards Suter. Suter instinctively...
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Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks
United Center, Chicago
That is the buzz. The Hawks have gone unbeaten in regulationâwith at least one pointâin the first 22 games this season. The Wild come to the UC tonight to try to break it. Itâs really that simple.
Minnesota Wild (11-8-2) 24pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.24 Goals For (26th)
2.38 Goals Against (7th)
14.5% Power Play (23rd)
86.2% Penalty Kill (5th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 4G 13A = 17pts
2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 8G 7A = 15pts
3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 14A = 14pts
4. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 8G 4A = 12pts
5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 3G 9A = 12pts
Minnesota Wild (10-8-2) 22pts 2nd in the Northwest
2.15 Goals For (28th)
2.40 Goals Against (7th)
13.7% Power Play (26th)
85.9% Penalty Kill (6th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 8G 6A = 14pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 3G 11A = 14pts
3. #20 Ryan Suter ~ 0G 13A = 13pts
4. #15 Dany Heatley ~ 7G 4A = 11pts
5. #7 Matt Cullen ~ 3G 8A = 11pts
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Minnesota 4, Edmonton 2 – A big home win for the Wild who also somehow scored 4 goals with Zach Parise scoring no goals.