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Edmonton Oilers struggle in loss to Minnesota Wild

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz and goaltender Ben Scrivens react as the Minnesota Wild...

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz and goaltender Ben Scrivens react as the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Nate Prosser at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minn., Jan. 16, 2014. (HANNAH FOSLIEN/Getty Images/AFP)

Robert Tychkowski, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:25 AM ET

ST. PAUL - Well, the Edmonton Oilers made two things perfectly clear Thursday in Minnesota.

1. This season isn’t Devan Dubnyk’s fault.

2. They aren’t very good.

In fact, they are very, very bad, and were again in losing, rather spectacularly, for the 13th time in their last 17 games.

In the first game after Dubnyk was traded to the Nashville Predators, Edmonton’s fifth starting goalie of the season, Ben Scrivens, met with the same fate as the previous four - he got hung out to dry in a 4-1 loss.

The Oilers watched Minnesota score three goals in less than three minutes late in the second and early in the third and that was that.


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