EDMONTON, Alberta — The Wild bounced back from their first loss under John Hynes on Friday, rallying to take a couple of leads on the streaking Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.
In the end, however, the Wild lost the game and maybe one of their two best defenseman on a reckless hit by Edmonton’s Evander Kane in the third period of the Oilers’ 4-3 victory.
Evan Bouchard scored the Oilers’ first and last goals, and Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each added one as Edmonton won for the sixth straight time. Minnesota has now lost two straight after winning their first four games under new head coach John Hynes.
Matt Boldy continued his resurgence with an active game that netted a goal and an assist, and Joel Eriksson Ek scored his team-leading 13th goal for the Wild, who fell behind 1-0 in the first period before taking two second-period leads on goals by Eriksson Ek and Connor Dewar.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 36 of 40 shots...