Found November 25, 2011 on Hockey Fan Land:
The Edmonton Oilers finally skate away with a 5-2 win against the Minnesota Wild, breaking their 17-game winless streak at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota dating back to January 16, 2007.The team will downplay the importance of breaking this curse. However, I believe this is the biggest "W" on the season for the Oil. During the losing scratch, the Oilers were out scored 59-22, going 0-14-3. It's a huge confidence boost beating your nemesis. Not to mention, the Minnesota Wild are the best team in the Western Conference.The young Edmonton Oilers handed the Wild  their first loss in divisional play on Black Friday. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice; Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist. Taylor Hall scored his first road goal of the season, which turned out to be the winner. Shawn Horcoff also got in to the scoring act.Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 30 shots to preserve the win for the Oilers. The drought is finally over! The chemistry is just starting to develop with the...
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