It wasn't as decisive as previous wins over bad teams such as Arizona and Buffalo, but the Minnesota Wild topped the lowly Oilers 2-1 Tuesday night in Edmonton.

Nino Niederriter scored for the first time in over a month halfway through the first period to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead that would stand until the 17:16 mark of the second period. Boyd Gordon scored for the Oilers, with an assist credited to former SCSU standout Matt Hendricks.

Charlie Coyle scored the game-winner for Minnesota with just over four minutes left in the game with a spectacular goal. Coyle went in on a turnover, was forced to his backhand, and wrapped the puck into the net from behind the cage to score.

The Wild return to action Thursday night at Calgary, then wrap up a three-game Canadian road trip with a game at Vancouver Sunday afternoon.