Red Wings Down Edmonton 6-2 - Match Report
Edmonton couldn't hang with the Red Wings on Thursday as Detroit blasted the Oilers 6-2 at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings were a -248 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Tomas Holmstrom (2), Danny Cleary (2), Johan Franzen, and Valtteri Filppula each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Filppula opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 7:29 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Jiri Hudler and Nicklas Lidstrom.
Jimmy Howard stopped 23 of 25 Edmonton shots in the victory.
Edmonton got goals from Dustin Penner and Theo Peckham in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 28 of 34 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-1, while the Oilers were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Detroit outshot Edmonton 34-25 in the game.
Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Colorado looking for another win. For Edmonton, they head on the road to face New Jersey.