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It comes as little surprise that the Edmonton Oilers have the fewest wins in the NHL coming out of the All-Star break as the struggling franchise heads toward a ninth consecutive season without a postseason berth. 49ers Jerseys Hoodies . The Minnesota Wild, who were expected to take another step forward after reaching the Western Conference semifinals last year, have been one of the leagues biggest disappointments. Minnesota looks to avoid a third straight defeat by winning a fourth consecutive meeting in Edmonton tonight. The Oilers (12-26-9) have the fewest points in the West and possess a minus-49 goal differential that ranks 28th in the league. Former coach Dallas Eakins was fired on Dec. 15 and replaced by Todd Nelson, who needed a training period with general manager Craig MacTavish on the bench for the beginning of Nelsons tenure. Edmonton headed into the break on a high note, though, winning a pair of shootouts following a three-game skid. It beat Florida 3-2 on Jan. 17 and Washington 5-4 last Tuesday for its first back-to-back victories since Nov. 7 and 9. We can definitely take some positives out of this, Nelson said. The guys stuck with it, but there are also things we still have to work on. Our power play has to be better. All in all, I think theres a lot of room for improvement, but were happy with the way the guys stuck with it. Taylor Hall was not on the ice for Tuesdays practice after getting hit in the leg by a shot in Mondays skate. He will not suit up for tonights contest. The Wild (20-20-6) dont have many positives to look back on through the first portion of the season. They lost eight of 10 heading into the break and sit in last place in the Central Division. Minnesota spent plenty of money - Zach Parise and Ryan Suter each signed 13-year, $98 million contracts prior to the 2013 season and Thomas Vanek inked a three-year, $19.5 million deal in the offseason - to revitalize the club, but the results havent come as expected. The Wild barely qualified for the playoffs two years ago and were eliminated by top-seeded Chicago before the Blackhawks bounced them in the second round last season in six games. The playoffs are becoming an afterthought this season, but coach Mike Yeo is trying to push forward. I was really pleased with our battle level, Yeo said after Minnesota rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period before falling 5-4 in a shootout to Detroit last Tuesday. We made a couple of mistakes. And every time it happened, it seemed to wind up in the net. I give everybody a lot of credit. Minnesota outshot the Red Wings 38-24 and got two goals from Parise and another from Vanek. The mood was fine. No one was hanging their heads, Vanek said after the Detroit game. We were happy with the way we were playing the first two periods. They just got a couple of bounces. Things have gone Minnesotas way in Edmonton in recent years, as theyve won eight of the last nine meetings there. The Oilers won the last matchup 4-3 in a shootout Feb. 11 on the road as Viktor Fasth made 28 saves. Fasth has started the last two for Edmonton and could be in net again against the Wild, who will go with either Devan Dubnyk or Niklas Backstrom after sending Darcy Kuemper to AHL Iowa for a conditioning stint on Monday. Dubnyk started the last four games before the break after coming over from Arizona but was pulled against the Red Wings after allowing four goals on 10 shots. He was 3-0-0 with a 0.97 goals-against average against Edmonton this season as a member of the Coyotes. Oilers Projected Lines Pouliot - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle Purcell - Roy - Yakupov Hendricks - Gordon - Klinkhammer Fraser - Lander - Gazdic Klefbom - Petry Fayne - Nikitin Ference - Schultz Fasth starts Scrivens Game Notes: MIN was 2-0-1 vs EDM last season MIN has gone 6-1-1 past 8 vs EDM, 3-0-0 in EDM in that span Edmonton: won 2 straight, both in a shootout, 1/10 on PP, won 3 straight just once this season (4 in a row) Eberle (1G, 1A) past 2 games Minnesota: 0-1-1 past 2 games, 7GA, 2/4 on PK Parise (5G, 1A) 4 game PT streak Authentic 49ers Jerseys .Y. - Islanders forward Anders Lee has been fined $2,286 by the NHL for elbowing St. Fred Warner Jersey . The team announced that it exercised the options on 15 players including goalkeepers Evan Bush, Maxime Crepeau and Troy Perkins, defenders Matteo Ferrari, Karl W. . Pedroia reached the milestone with a little panache, hitting a grand slam in the sixth inning and propelling the Boston Red Sox to a 7-1 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.CHICAGO -- Toronto Marlies goalie Drew MacIntyre knew a 3-0 lead wouldnt hold against the increasingly desperate Chicago Wolves on Saturday. But MacIntyre and defenders in front of him withstood a late Wolves push to claim a 4-2 victory and 2-0 advantage in the Western Conference semifinal series. "They were buzzing, they were more desperate after (our) 3-0 lead and really dominated us at times," said MacIntyre, who was provided with a three-goal first period cushion. "I think we sat back and let them come a We have to be better when were having that lead and still play like its a 0-0 game." Still, the club heads home with a chance to clinch the American Hockey League series on home ice with three scheduled games at Ricoh Coliseum. "You come into these series and hope to find a way to get into overtime one night and steal a game and to come out with two is great," Marlies coach Steve Spott said. "I give Chicago a lot of credit. They threw everything they had at us and we had to weather the storm." It took just 64 seconds for Torontos first strike. Centre Peter Holland picked up a loose puck following a Wolves turnover behind their net and dumped a shot past Chicago goalie Jake Alllen for a 1-0 lead. Toronto made it 2-0 at 7:38 mark when Brandon Kozun lined up for a shot on goal but found cenntre Trevor Smith open to Allens right. 49ers Jerseys Shop. . Kozun instead send a feed and Smith had an easy tap-in. Three minutes later, right winger Kenny Ryan swept towards Allen, who moved to block an opening. Ryan then spun and slipped a feed to winger Josh Leivo, who sent a shot over Allens shoulder for a 3-0 lead at 14:46. The Wolves finally scored as right winger Shane Harper broke MacIntyres shutout at 1:46 of the third. Chicago narrowed the margin to 3-2 on left winger Dmitrij Jaskins power-play goal at 17:21, but Marlies left winger Jerry DAmigo secured the win with an empty netter with 57 seconds to play. "We became a harder hockey club, a more seasoned hockey club," Spott said. "Its really the first time we had to deal with big-time adversity, so its nice that we dealt with it." MacIntyre made 22 saves for the win while Allen turned away 18 shots in defeat. "Theyre goalie played good and he blocked a lot of our shots but you cant make four or five horrendous errors early in the game to get down like that," said Wolves coach John Anderson. "Other than that we came along, we regrouped and had a pretty decent game after that. But 3-0 against a team like that is pretty tough." The series shifts to Toronto for games on Wednesday and Friday and, if necessary, next Saturday. 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