ST. PAUL, MINN. - Edmontonís latest trip to Minnesota featured a brand new goalie joining forces with a team that was mad as hell about falling behind 3-0 to the Wild.
The Fasth and the Furious, if you will.
Trade deadline acquisition Viktor Fasth, making his first NHL start since mid November, began his Oilers career with a 4-3 shooutout win on Tuesday, stopping 28 of 31 shots to lay the foundation for an improbable three-goal comeback.
He gave up three quick ones in the first period, then shut the door the rest of the night, giving Edmonton time enough to stun the Xcel Energy Centre into silence.
ďIím proud of them, it would have been really easy to pack it in, call it a night and get on to the next game, but our guys refused to do it,Ē said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. ďThey just kept scraping and clawing, and itís tough against a team like that. Thatís about as good a defesive team as Iíve seen this year.
ďWe really had to fight to get our chances but we didnít give up.Ē