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Spurgeon's first career hat trick leads Wild past Oilers

Minnesota Wild's Ryan Hartman (38), Marcus Foligno (17) and Jared Spurgeon (46) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period. Photo: Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
Minnesota Wild's Ryan Hartman (38), Marcus Foligno (17) and Jared Spurgeon (46) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period.

Updated: February 21, 2020 10:57 PM

Jared Spurgeon scored three goals as the Minnesota Wild continued their attempt to get back into a playoff position with a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Kevin Fiala and Carson Soucy also scored for the Wild, who have won two straight.

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had a pair of goals and an assist and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers, who have lost two in a row.

Spurgeon gave Minnesota its first lead in the third period earned the natural hat trick late in the game, scoring his 10th goal into an empty net.
 

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