Spurgeon’s first career hat trick leads Wild past Oilers

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.

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.