As The NHL playoffs start to become more than a speck on the horizon of a long 82 game season, the Wild find themselves front and center in the playoff picture. On Wednesday night the Wild recaptured first place in the northwest division by defeating the red-hot Edmonton Oilers, who are now 7-3 in their last ten games. The Oilers spanked the Wild pretty badly up in Edmonton on Monday night;
the game was not as close as the 5-3 score would indicate as the Oilers were up 3-0 early in the first. On Wednesday the Wild looked like a completely different team, playing in front of their home crowd they jumped on the Oilers early and completely dominated them for the first two periods of play.