Detroit 3, Edmonton 2

Monday, December 19, 2011 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 21-10-1-0 13-2-1-0 8-8-0-0 W2
Edmonton 14-16-0-3 9-6-0-2 5-10-0-1 L4


Drew Miller's goal with 3:15 left in regulation guided the Detroit Red Wings to their third straight win, a 3-2 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

Miller redirected a Nicklas Lidstrom slapshot past Edmonton netminder Nikolai Khabibulin for his fourth goal in the last five games. The Red Wings held on from there to extend their winning streak against the Oilers to seven games.

Edmonton has dropped nine of 11 overall.

After Daniel Cleary put Detroit ahead with the lone goal of the first period, Ryan Jones drew the Oilers even 2:37 into the second. The veteran bruiser fired a shot between the pads of Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard for his 11th goal of the season, and second in as many games.

Jiri Hudler gave the Red Wings the lead with 5:24 remaining in the period, redirecting a Henrik Zetterberg attempt for his fifth goal in seven games.

Edmonton responded on a power-play with five-tenths of a second left in the frame, as Jordan Eberle wired a shot from the slot that eluded Howard.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Edmonton
Daniel Cleary 1 Points Jordan Eberle 1
Daniel Cleary 1 Goals Jordan Eberle 1
Valtteri Filppula 1 Assists Eric Belanger 1
N/A Power Play Goals Jordan Eberle 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .913 Save Percentage Nikolai Khabibulin .893
Jimmy Howard 21 Saves Nikolai Khabibulin 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 28 3 0-2 4-5 10 28
Edmonton 23 2 1-5 2-2 4 26

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Oilers have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .421 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .810 after a win and .364 after a loss.
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