Zucker, Wild breeze by Edmonton
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Wild left winger Jason Zucker celebrated his 22nd birthday by setting a team record. Zucker scored just eight seconds into the third period — the fastest home goal to start a period in team history — as Minnesota cruised to a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
Right wingers Jason Pominville and Justin Fontaine, and defenseman Nate Prosser added goals for the Wild (26-19-5), who are winners of six of their last eight games.
For Edmonton (15-30-5), center Jordan Eberle scored in the second period, but the team fell to 2-6-2 in its past 10 games. Goaltender Ben Scrivens, acquired Wednesday in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings, made 29 saves for the Oilers.