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Associated Press Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Smyth (94) shoots the puck under Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding for a goal as the Wild's Nate Prosser defends during the first period Friday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

NHL: Oilers snap Wild's streak


ST. PAUL (AP) -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice, Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Friday.

Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff also scored for Edmonton, which won for the first time in 18 games in Minnesota dating to Jan. 6, 2007. The Oilers have won three of four overall, scoring a combined 20 goals in the trio of victories.

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