Detroit 2, Edmonton 1

Saturday, February 9, 2013 2:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 4-4-2-1 2-1-2-0 2-3-0-1 L5
Detroit 6-4-1-0 4-2-0-0 2-2-1-0 W2


Red Wings 2, Oilers 1:
Defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored the go-ahead goal on a power play in the third period and Pavel Datsyuk snapped a three-game scoreless streak with a goal and an assist as Detroit edged visiting Edmonton.

Jimmy Howard made 23 saves and captain Henrik Zetterberg collected a pair of assists for the Red Wings, who earned their second straight win.

Defenseman Justin Schultz scored his fourth goal and Nikolai Khabibulin made 28 saves in his first game of the season as the Oilers' winless streak extended to five games.

Detroit entered the contest ranked among the bottom teams in the NHL in both the power play and the penalty kill but scored each of its goals with the man advantage against Edmonton. After killing off a 5-on-3 chance for the Oilers, the Red Wings got their own power play in the third period and Datsyuk flipped a backhand pass to the point, where Kronwall was waiting to slap it past Khabibulin.

The teams traded power-play goals in the first period, with Datsyuk giving Detroit an early lead before Schultz beat Howard with 2:05 left in the period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oilers C Sam Gagner had his streak of 10 straight games with at least one point to start the season come to an end. Gagner put two shots on goal in 24 shifts. … The Red Wings placed G Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve and recalled C Joakim Andersson from the American Hockey League. … Edmonton C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (shoulder) returned to the ice and blocked three shots in 23 shifts.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Detroit
Justin Schultz 1 Points Pavel Datsyuk 2
Justin Schultz 1 Goals Pavel Datsyuk 1
Jordan Eberle 1 Assists Henrik Zetterberg 2
Justin Schultz 1 Power Play Goals Pavel Datsyuk 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Nikolai Khabibulin .933 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard .958
Nikolai Khabibulin 28 Saves Jimmy Howard 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 24 1 1-8 5-7 24 17
Detroit 30 2 2-7 7-8 16 33

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play its next game on the road against Columbus. The Oilers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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