Oilers End Red Wings' Home Winning Streak in Shootout

The Detroit Red Wings' home winning streak ended at thirteen games Friday night as they fell to the Edmonton Oilers, 4-3, in a shootout.

The Oilers twice came back to tie the game before Ryan Smyth scored the only goal of the shootout to give them the victory.

Marty Reasoner tied the game at 8:24 of the third period. Marc-Andre Pouliot was open with the puck at the inside edge of the left faceoff circle and Detroit netminder Dominik Hasek came out to try to take the puck away. Pouliot moved around him and put the puck through the crease, where Reasoner poked it home.

The Red Wings had taken an early lead on power play goals by Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom.

Zetterberg's goal came on a five-on-three at 4:33 of the first period. Tic-tac-toe passing from Nicklas Lidstrom and Mathieu Schneider got the puck to Zetterberg in the right circle, where he one-timed a shot home.

Holmstrom scored 3:01 later, deflecting a wrister by Lidstrom from the top of the left circle.

Smyth pulled Edmonton to within one on the Oilers' lone power play goal with 5:00 remaining in the period, getting the puck in front of the net and banging away at it until it went past Hasek.

Raffi Torres tied the game with 7:45 remaining in the second period when a Jan Hejda shot was deflected by Patrick Thoresen through the slot. It came right to Torres, who had a wide open net to score into.

Detroit regained the lead 3:44 later when Jiri Hudler got the puck from behind the net to Valtteri Filppula in front to bang it past Edmonton goalie Dwayne Roloson.

Roloson stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced while Hasek made 23 saves on 26 shots.

Detroit went 2-for-6 on the power play. Edmonton scored once on four chances.

The point from the shootout loss lifts the Red Wings one point ahead of the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference standings. The two teams will meet in Nashville on Saturday night for the first of five remaining matchups this season.

Comment on this Article

User Comments

With Nashville's SOL last night, Detroit can gain a little breathing room if they can pick up the win tonight. Oilers are on a long road trip and playing for the second time in as many nights but have always given the Wings fits.

I've got the DVR set, I'll miss the first period live since I've got a soccer game tonight, hope I don't miss anything bad.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/23/2007 at 5:59 PM

 

With Nashville's SOL last night, Detroit can gain a little breathing room if they can pick up the win tonight. Oilers are on a long road trip and playing for the second time in as many nights but have always given the Wings fits.I've got the DVR set, I'll miss the first period live since I've got a soccer game tonight, hope I don't miss anything bad.


Well, some things never change. Edmonton continues to give the Wings fits thus far through the second period. Man, I wanna put this team to bed! Why do the Wings look so lackluster when they play this team. We're up 2 nothing and blam the fnn Oilers are back in it. Sometimes I just wanna go to the top of the nearest mountain.....wait a minute.....Hudler SCORES!!I love this game... Wings are great!! Raffi Torres startin some stuff again, cant wait until Laraque shows up next week... oops.. you didn't hear that from me. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.png" /> Go Wings!

Posted by Glove_Dropper on 2/23/2007 at 9:05 PM

 


With Nashville's SOL last night, Detroit can gain a little breathing room if they can pick up the win tonight. Oilers are on a long road trip and playing for the second time in as many nights but have always given the Wings fits.I've got the DVR set, I'll miss the first period live since I've got a soccer game tonight, hope I don't miss anything bad.


Well, some things never change. Edmonton continues to give the Wings fits thus far through the second period. Man, I wanna put this team to bed! Why do the Wings look so lackluster when they play this team. We're up 2 nothing and blam the fnn Oilers are back in it. Sometimes I just wanna go to the top of the nearest mountain.....wait a minute.....Filppula SCORES!!I love this game... Wings are great!! Raffi Torres startin some stuff again, cant wait until Laraque shows up next week... oops.. you didn't hear that from me. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.png" /> Go Wings!



With Nashville's SOL last night, Detroit can gain a little breathing room if they can pick up the win tonight. Oilers are on a long road trip and playing for the second time in as many nights but have always given the Wings fits.I've got the DVR set, I'll miss the first period live since I've got a soccer game tonight, hope I don't miss anything bad.


Well, some things never change. Edmonton continues to give the Wings fits thus far through the second period. Man, I wanna put this team to bed! Why do the Wings look so lackluster when they play this team. We're up 2 nothing and blam the fnn Oilers are back in it. Sometimes I just wanna go to the top of the nearest mountain.....wait a minute.....Filppula SCORES!!I love this game... Wings are great!! Raffi Torres startin some stuff again, cant wait until Laraque shows up next week... oops.. you didn't hear that from me. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Go Wings!

Posted by Glove_Dropper on 2/23/2007 at 9:27 PM

 

Dom decides to go for a stroll again, another Edmonton goal. Someone needs to tether him to the net.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/23/2007 at 9:44 PM

 

Wings get the point as we go to overtime. I held off of mentioning it but I've had a bad feeling for the last 10 minutes of game time or so. I don't think this is going to end well.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/23/2007 at 10:04 PM

 

Well, that wasn't difficult to predict. Way to go, Dom. Yeah, it's a team effort, but he's gotta know that he can not keep roaming around like that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/23/2007 at 10:21 PM

 

dom needs an electric fence around the crease

Posted by gos03 on 2/24/2007 at 9:56 AM

 

Heh, one of those invisible fences you get for your dog. Strays out too far... Zap! Build the collar into his mask or something.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/24/2007 at 10:55 AM

 

dom needs an electric fence around the crease


Firstly, sorry about the Two previous flubs at my attempts to correct a reply. (Won't happen again)I was watching the game and all of a sudden I 'm thinking, "what happened!" Man I do believe that the Oilers are about as lucky as it gets. I hope their luck is all used up for the rest of the year with Detroit if we meet in the playoffs. That team just seems to have our number sometimes.As far as Dom out of the net, I can't blame him sometimes. With the poor efforts in Defensive play we sometimes, or rather lately, have seen, the guy just wants to make a play instead of getting worked over. Albeit, he does have some poor judgement calls on the fly, but who would you rather have in goal when the Playoffs arrive? Electric Fence??? Well maybe an electric collar Steve can use when he (Dom) is about to make a bad decision. That would be justified, who can doubt the judgement call of 19..... <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.png" /> Go Wings.

Posted by Glove_Dropper on 2/24/2007 at 10:59 AM

 

Related Links

 

Advanced Forum Search

Current Forum Discussions

Forgot Your Password?