Wings Hold off Oilers for Second Win

After blowing a two-goal lead on Saturday night, the Detroit Red Wings held off a late charge from the Edmonton Oilers on Monday to earn a 4-2 win.

Mikael Samuelsson opened up the game's scoring just 6:51 into the first period, just as a Detroit power play expired. From behind the net, Samuelsson reached around and banked a shot off of Edmonton goalie Dwayne Roloson's skate and into the net.

Chris Chelios, who was without a goal throughout the 2006-07 regular season, scored with 5:50 remaining in the first to put the Red Wings up by two. Chelios picked up the puck from Samuelsson while jumping up towards the net, whacking away at it twice before Roloson went down and he could put the third shot over the sprawling goalie.

Only 19 seconds later, Shawn Horcoff got the Oilers on the board with a blast from the slot on a defensive breakdown by the Red Wings.

Tomas Holmstrom scored 27 seconds into the second and 14 seconds into a power play to put Detroit back up by two. A hard pass from the blue line by Lidstrom was tipped on to Holmstrom from Henrik Zetterberg in the slot. Holmstrom pounded away from the top of the crease, shoveling the puck into the net.

Rookie Andrew Cogliano scored his first career goal with 10 seconds remaining in the middle frame but it wouldn't be enough for the Oilers. Kris Draper added an empty net goal for Detroit to hold on for the win.

Detroit's power play went one-for-five and the Oilers were without a goal on four attempts.

Hasek made 18 saves on 20 shots while Roloson stopped 31 of 34 in the Edmonton net.

The Red Wings will be back in action on Wednesday when they host the Calgary Flames in the second game of a three-game homestand.


Notes: With an assist on Samuelsson's goal, Nicklas Lidstrom passed Peter Forsberg for second place all-time among Swedish-born players in NHL scoring... Chelios skated in his 1550th career game, breaking a tie with Alex Delvecchio for eighth place in career games played.

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With Franzen out, MacLeod reports the following lines will be used tonight...

Filppula-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Hudler-Zetterberg-Samuelsson
Cleary-Draper-Drake
Kopecky-Ellis-Maltby

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Lilja
Lebda-Chelios

Hasek (starts)
Osgood

Only the second line remains untouched. Fil jumps up to Franzen's spot on Datsyuk's wing, Drake takes Filppula's usual role with Draper (who's back at center) and Cleary. Kopecky shifts back to wing with Ellis centering him and Maltby.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2007 at 1:54 PM

 

Hmmm, interesting combinations.

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Can't wait for the game to start!!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 4:54 PM

 

Edmonton's jerseys look like practice jerseys.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2007 at 7:41 PM

 

YES!!!For once at the beginning of the game, THEY LOOK FANTASTIC!SCORE,SCORE,SCORE,SCORE,SCORE!RAH,RAH,REDWINGS!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />


Edmonton's jerseys look like practice jerseys.


That's what I thought.Hahahaha, funny hit on Edmonton's own players <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 7:42 PM

 

Wow, no way Roloson should have missed that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2007 at 7:48 PM

 

YES! Goal! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

I love being close enough to MI to get FSNDet <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

<3<3<3

Who got credit for that? My brother was yelling when they announced and I didn't see T_T

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 7:50 PM

 

Samuelsson scored (I think). What's happening to me is I'm trying to watch through Yahoo but need a proxy server so I've typed in about 5, then one worked, but the detected connection speed was 1k, and as soon as it came on, the goal went in, saw it very low quality, then disconnected. I'm getting so p*ssed off right now. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2007 at 7:56 PM

 

Dude, that sucks.

But it shows how much more dedicated fan you are <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

P.S. I love your avatar <3

edit;; this game is looking kinda one-sided from what I have seen.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 7:59 PM

 

Thanks, it took a fairly long time to do and get on. More cutting and pasting for me. Must get on before the end of the 1st period. (Looks like I don't have much time).

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2007 at 8:07 PM

 

Little over three minutes.

D=

I am sad. They scored right away after Chelios did.

Oh well, they still hold the lead.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 8:10 PM

 

This is so futile. The last three I've used have made IE stop responding, which is SO annoying. I'll have to try in five minutes or so I'm taking a break before I throw my laptop across the room. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" /> AAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2007 at 8:17 PM

 

XD my condolences. You didn'y miss much in the 3 remaining minutes. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

0_o You're in England right? What time is it there?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 8:20 PM

 

It's 1:25 am, but I have the day off tommorow so I'm fine. (But I'd still have been watching-or trying to watch) anyway.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2007 at 8:28 PM

 

WOO, Holmstrom!

3-1. I like this game ;D

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 8:33 PM

 

Lots of great second and third efforts by various Winged Wheelers in the offensive zone, particularly in front of Rolofson. Holmstrom's goal was pure physical strength and second effort to take out the Oiler defender. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by skyguy52 on 10/8/2007 at 8:35 PM

 

Oh, the ridiculous coincidence. I accidentally used the same 1k proxy again, it connected then bang! one second later, it's a goal, then one second later-disconnection. (Didn't even have time to make out it Holmstrom!wink.png. I am getting teased with by the Allmighty Internet and I am not happy!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2007 at 8:39 PM

 

No experience with proxy servers or I'd love to help you out, BWF. Good luck.

Wings are looking really good tonight, matching up against the Oilers better than they have in years.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2007 at 8:53 PM

 

Ouch.

Possibility of another shoot out? Dx

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 9:07 PM

 

That late goal was painful. Plenty of time left for both teams, lets hope we see the third-period dominating Wings of last season rather than the ones we got in Chicago.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2007 at 9:23 PM

 

What an awful call. Just once, I'd love to hear Homer rip into the refs for sh*t like that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2007 at 9:27 PM

 

That was a stupid call.Poor Homer.edit;;


What an awful call. Just once, I'd love to hear Homer rip into the refs for sh*t like that.


Beat me too it, and I like this explanation better XD

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 9:28 PM

 

Right, I have given up on trying to watch (I tried every proxy adress on two lists and now I'm listening on the radio. With play by play. I am so tired and angry right now.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2007 at 9:38 PM

 

Awww. I suggest hot cocoa with 5 marshmallows(no more, no less) and then curl up in bed with pillows. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Very calming. Makes me happy when I am sick. XD That sounds kidna weird though.

I think it's funny the one linesman keeps getting hit XD. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 9:42 PM

 

As time winds down, a thing to remember is that the Oilers already took their time out.

End: Two seconds later, Ken and Mickey mention it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2007 at 9:55 PM

 

Empty Net Goal! That's how Draper can finish, when there's no goalie in the net! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/8/2007 at 9:59 PM

 

Empty net Draper, and it's all over. Off to bed I go.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2007 at 10:00 PM

 

I look really stupid there, just shows what a slow typer I am. Over and Out.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 10/8/2007 at 10:02 PM

 

Good night! Hope you have a good night's rest since you're up so late!

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Yay! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> This is just an awesome day.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/8/2007 at 10:02 PM

 

Cheli's goal from this game has been added to the Multimedia Library...

http://www.detroitho...media/1045p.php

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/9/2007 at 12:04 AM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Yay. It's...so supremely awesome that I can see these things now.

Clark is a miracle worker XD.

I thought it was funny, the Red Wings people on myspace put a bulletin up called, "Oil Spill!" <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> I wihs I could come up with clever names like that.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/9/2007 at 10:34 PM

 

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