|Date of game: 2/20/2015
Recap: Edmonton vs. Minnesota
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Devan Dubnyk made 15 saves, Justin Fontaine scored two goals and the surging Minnesota Wild blanked the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Friday night at Rexall Place.
Dubnyk registered his fifth shutout in 16 games with the Wild, who are 12-2-2 since acquiring the 6-foot-6 goalie from Arizona last month.
"There's a lot of work to be done, but we're pleased with our game," said Minnesota coach Mike Yeo.
Ben Scrivens stopped 25-of-29 shots as Edmonton dropped its fifth straight home game to Minnesota.
"We definitely didn't have the energy we should have," said Oilers defenseman Mark Fayne. "Having the day off, I thought we should have been a little more fresh."
Fontaine moved to the slot and redirected Christian Folin's point shot past Scrivens 10:18 into the game.
The Wild went up 2-0 when Nino Niederreiter buried a juicy rebound from the doorstep with 4:54 remaining in the first period.
Thomas Vanek fed Jordan Schroeder for a one-timer from below the circle with 4:10 left in the second period.
Fontaine scored his second of the game off a behind-the-net feed from Zach Parise with 1:15 to play in the third period.Game Notes
Minnesota forward Kyle Brodziak played in his 600th career NHL game ... The
Oilers signed forwards Rob Klinkhammer and Ryan Hamilton to one-year contract
extensions prior to the game. The club also placed forward Anton Lander
(shoulder) on injured reserve.