EDMONTON, Alberta - Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves to earn his second career shutout and the Minnesota Wild returned from the Olympic break with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Mikael Granlund, Stephane Veilleux and Dany Heatley scored for the Wild, who won their third game in a row.
The Oilers have lost two in a row after winning five of their previous six.
It was the fifth time this season that the Oilers have been shutout at home and eighth time this season they have failed to score in a game.
The game started with Oilers forward Matt Hendricks checking Wild defenseman Nate Prosser into the boards in the first minute. Prosser was helped to the dressing room and did not return until the second period.