Conklin Blanks Oilers in First Wings Home Start

Goaltender Ty Conklin made his first home start as a member of the Detroit Red Wings a memorable one, stopping all twenty shots he faced in leading the Wings to a 4-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Conklin is now 5-1 with Detroit.

Niklas Kronwall's five-on-three goal 6:11 into the game would have been enough for the win but it didn't have to be.

Kronwall scored on a quick wrister from the right faceoff circle after jumping in from the point to take a pass from Henrik Zetterberg.

Just 3:00 into the second period Mikael Samuelsson put Detroit up by a pair, tipping a Brett Lebda pass from the corner past Edmonton goalie Dwayne Roloson.

Jiri Hudler deflected a shot off of defenseman Sheldon Souray and into the net with 5:42 left in the second and Johan Franzen scored on a great individual effort midway through the third, outwaiting Roloson before lifting a shot from at the goal line off the goalie's glove and into the net.

Conklin was rarely tested in what might have been Detroit's best defensive effort of the season. His stops on back-to-back two-on-ones in the second period kept Edmonton from getting back in the game.

Roloson made 37 saves on 41 shots in net for the Oilers.

Chris Osgood will get his chance against Edmonton on Thursday when the Red Wings visit Rexall Place for a rematch against the Oilers.


Notes: The assist on Samuelsson's goal was Lebda's first point of the season... Darren McCarty fought Zach Stortini three minutes into the game.

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Dustin Penner will be a healthy scratch with the Oilers visiting the Red Wings tonight. Edmonton head coach Craig MacTavish is basically p*ssed at him and won't play him.

Ty Conklin gets the start, the first time he'll start two games in a row for Detroit.

Dan Cleary is still out with a scratched cornea. He's not expected to return until next week at the earliest.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 7:26 PM

 

Fight! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> Yay!

So why do they hate Penner? Well MacTavish, at least. I saw the quote they just had up, it seemed a little harsh. But I don't know the details, so it could be well-fitting?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/17/2008 at 7:43 PM

 

Ha, Mac just beat the hell out of Stortini. Completely unnecessary, I don't think Stortini would have thrown punches to start it but McCarty basically says "Don't come in after the whistle on me, I'll kick your ass."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 7:45 PM

 

Fight! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> Yay! So why do they hate Penner? Well MacTavish, at least. I saw the quote they just had up, it seemed a little harsh. But I don't know the details, so it could be well-fitting?


They paid him a small fortune and isn't producing. I like that MacT was willing to bench his ass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 7:45 PM

 

Holy sh*t, Homer getting his ass kicked in front of the net and they actually called it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 7:46 PM

 

Great pass by Zata, fantastic wrist shot by Kronner.

Was that Homer or Franzen in front of the net who made the smart play to let the puck through?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 7:48 PM

 

Kronwall gets one on the powerplay! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> Sweet. That was a cool goal. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/17/2008 at 7:49 PM

 

Lame slash but you knew that was gonna happen.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 7:55 PM

 

Lilja goes again? Deserved this penalty.

I still wouldn't mind seeing him go sometimes <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/17/2008 at 8:02 PM

 

Oilers get their own five-on-three. Another one you knew was coming.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 8:05 PM

 

Big kill. Very nice.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 8:07 PM

 

How the hell did that not go in? Holy hell.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 8:12 PM

 

Intermission interview, Holmstrom to Keating: "I'm in *your* head."

Nice.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 8:20 PM

 

Sammy! And another great pass, this one from Lebda.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 8:39 PM

 

(Now I can be honored to say I was hugged by Dr. Fil yesterday cause I believe he got an assist on that!wink.png

That was a sweet deflection. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> 3-0

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/17/2008 at 8:58 PM

 

Congrats on the encounter.

I thought Kopy had gotten his stick on that but review shows otherwise.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 9:16 PM

 

I hate to admit it, but this game is kind of boring now =/

So, I believe I won't be saying much more for the rest of the game (not that I've been too chatty as is!wink.png

I must say before I go though, that I'm very happy that there has not been a ridiculous amount of penalties in this game so far (knock on wood).

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/17/2008 at 9:31 PM

 

Pisani into the boards. That did not look good. That's a broken ankle. Damn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 9:34 PM

 

I hate to admit it, but this game is kind of boring now =/


I'll take it, Wings have played better in the boring games.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 9:34 PM

 

Game's not over until J.M.F. Franzen gets one. Holy crap. He waited for about an hour before banking that in off Roloson's glove.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 9:41 PM

 

What a goal by Franzen!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/17/2008 at 9:42 PM

 

And the Wings hold on for the shutout.

Conklin didn't have to be great but was on the few chances Edmonton got. First really solid defensive game the Wings have played all year. We'll see if they can do it again on Thursday.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/17/2008 at 9:59 PM

 
Ty Conklin

Ty Conklin
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