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Byline: Greg Johnson
EDMONTON, Alberta _ The Wild had no business being in a game that had huge playoff implications for the Edmonton Oilers.
The task for the Oilers was simple: Win and they were guaranteed a spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
Instead of being sacrificial lambs, the Wild played the role of spoilers and made Edmonton's task difficult.
The 2-2 tie in front of a sellout crowd of 17,100 at Skyreach Centre meant that the Oilers probably will need to earn a point in their finale Saturday at Vancouver to make the playoffs.
The Wild gained a measure of satisfaction even though their winless streak reached 12 games. Goalie Jamie McLennan was steady in nets with 41 saves.
Both Oilers …