Oilers Game On

SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:57 AM ET

6 p.m., St. Paul

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WHO TO WATCH

STEVE MACINTYRE, EDM

The big winger will try and extend his career-high one-game goal scoring streak.

MIKKO KOIVU, MINN

The crafty Finn is a point machine lately with 40 in 42 games for the Wild.

COMING IN

OILERS (21-18-3) are coming off a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

WILD (21-18-3) are coming off a 6-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

GAME NOTES

Shawn Horcoff, who's been battling the flu, did not practise yesterday when the Oilers landed in Minnesota, but he's just saving his strength for the game tonight. Same goes for Steve Staios, who took a beating from the puck on Monday, blocking five shots ... Derek Boogaard, who'd been out with a bad back the last few days, returned to the lineup Monday against Phoenix and is expected to play tonight ... G Niklas Backstrom is 9-0-0 with a 1.64 GAA and a .934 save percentage in 11 career games against Edmonton. At home, Backstrom is 7-0-0 with a 1.14 GAA and a .953 save percentage and three shutouts.

HURT PARADE

EDMONTON - RW Fernando Pisani (broken ankle); RW Ales Hemsky (concussion); LW Robert Nilsson (concussion); LW/D Jason Strudwick (wrist).

MINNESOTA: RW Marian Gaborik (hip).


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