Spurgeon earned the natural hat trick late in the game, scoring his 10th goal into an empty net. Mike Smith made 21 saves.
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"My sister, brother-in-law and niece were here with my mom and dad, and my grandma was back at home watching with my aunt and uncle". Adrian Kempe had two assists for the Kings in the losing effort. Calgary and Arizona remain in the chase, just three points from Edmonton with less than a month and a half in the season.
"Overall it wasn't a bad game, but I think defensively we could have been a little bit sharper and a little bit quicker", Nugent-Hopkins said after the game. "We've got to be a lot more responsible". "It's all of it: timing, getting your legs".
He likewise helped on objectives scored by Leon Draisaitl and Josh Archibald to bring his points tally to 3 on the night, and 81 on the season.
Brown kicked off the third with a 2-on-1, skating into the Oilers end with Kopitar.
Nugent-Hopkins made it 2-1 at 13:04 on a shot from the high slot.
The Oilers got a gift goal a couple minutes later as a blind backhand centring attempt by Draisaitl hit the back of the skate of defender Jordan Greenway and bizarrely caromed into the Wild net.
It's also left the top line ridiculously undermanned. "It resulted in a win".
"I think the guys were very committed", Wild coach Dean Evason said. We really committed to playing better defence. "We were getting opportunities so we were able to reinforce that in-between periods". "The neutral zone was real good". Spurgeon wired a slap shot off the post and in. "We need to tighten some things up. We just couldn't sustain enough offence throughout". Obviously, the way [Spurgeon] plays night in and night out, to get rewarded with some points is always a bonus.
"It's not like they did anything insane". The plan is to practice Saturday and put tonight's game behind them.
"When you give up four, that's too many".
"The fourth one is kind of a nothing play that goes off Larsson's stick and in", Tippett said. He scored three goals in a 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals on January 4, 2014.