Oilers stop Wings from Breaking
a Record at Home
winning streak ended at the hands of the Oilers, and they fell just
shy of their franchise record of 14 home wins set 42 years ago.
period seemed promising for the Detroit Red Wings as Zetterberg
scored his 33rd goal to give the Wings an early lead during a two-man
advantage power play, within the first five minutes of the game.
Shortly after, they added to their lead with another power play
goal by Holmstrom.
Oilers then cut their lead in half with a power play goal of their
own by Smyth. There was a total of 20 minutes of penalties called
in the first period, creating a very choppy atmosphere.
then tied the game at 2-2, in the second period, with the first
even strength goal of the game. This goal came just after the halfway
point of the game. Defensive play continued until the Wings regained
their lead with a goal by Filppula, with just four minutes left
in the second period.
would again tie up the game at 3-3 in the third. After a few brief
scuffles between players, neither team had broken the tie, sending
the game into overtime. Just as in the third period, neither the
Wings nor the Oilers could capitalize in overtime, which forced
the game into a shoot-out to break the tie.
for the Wings in the shootout was Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Williams,
and for the Oilers it was Smyth, Hemsky, and Sykora. With the Wings
unable to beat the opposition’s goaltender, Roloson, the Oilers
won with Smyth’s goal in the shootout. The final score was
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