The Minnesota Wild hope they are out of their slump.
Kyle Brodziak scored a pair of goals, and the Wild earned a late-season win by topping the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (24-16-3), who are 2-0-1 in their last three games after losing five of six.
''I think we're starting to turn a corner,'' Brodziak said. ''It feels good to get these two points. Our team needed it. We're still in a real tough playoff race. We went through a definite lull where we weren't playing the way we should, but as of late, we are starting to find our game again.
''We still need to tighten some things up if we want to be a good playoff team, though.''
Minnesota remained in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff race.
''We are in the process of trying to get better every night,'' said Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, who only faced 19 shots. ''There was a stretch where we had bad starts, and that cost us the game, but ...