Photos: Edmonton Oilers all bark and no bite against Minnesota Wild

 

The inconsistent Edmonton Oilers give up pair of third-period goals to lose 3-1 against the Minnesota Wild at Rexall Place on Thursday.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his first period goal against the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.</div>
 

Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his first period goal against the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.

Photograph by: Shaughn Butts

 
<div id="page1">Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his first period goal against the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.</div>
Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers scored on his birthday on Niklas Backstrom of the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Magnus Paajarvi of the Edmonton Oilers comes up behind Tom Gilbert of the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Minnesota Wild&#8217;s Mikael Granlund and Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Eric Belanger battle for the puck during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Minnesota Wild&#8217;s Jason Zucker, right, is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Jeff Petry of the Edmonton Oilers elbows Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers retains possession of the puck despite the efforts of Jonas Brodin of the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Minnesota Wild&#8217;s Kyle Brodziak, left, looks for a shot as Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk makes the save as Oilers&#8217; Eric Belanger, second right, and Wild&#8217;s Cal Clutterbuck battle in front of the net during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Jeff Petry of the Edmonton Oilers looks for the puck beside Mikko Koivu of the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Minnesota Wild&#8217;s Zach Parise, front, and Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins battle for the puck in the corner during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Minnesota Wild&#8217;s Torrey Mitchell, left, checks Edmonton Oilers&#8217; Jeff Petry during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers chases a loose puck chased by Dany Heatley of the Minnesota Wild during their NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton on Feb. 21, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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