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Oilers Fall 2-1 Against Detroit - Game Recap

Oilers Fall 2-1 Against Detroit - Game Recap

The Oilers came up short Friday against the Red Wings, falling 2-1 in a shootout.

The Red Wings were a -209 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

The win was clinched by Tomas Tatar, who beat Viktor Fasth in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Detroit. Riley Sheahan scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Sheahan opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 13:53 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Tomas Tatar and Drew Miller.

Jimmy Howard stopped 21 of 22 Edmonton shots in the victory.

Ryan Smyth scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Edmonton got a 22-stop effort from Viktor Fasth in the loss.

On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-4, while the Oilers were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 23-22.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blackhawks. The Oilers will aim to get back on the winning track at Carolina.