Detroit at Edmonton (11/5/10)

Tonight the Wings were in Edmonton for the first of back to back games to wrap up their western Canada road trip. The goalies for this game were Howard and Khabibulin. Hudler was back in the lineup tonight and Miller was a healthy scratch.

The Wings played well in Edmonton. It was another solid road game. Abdelkader had another great game. He was right on the spot for the Wings’ first goal when he popped in the rebound of a Modano shot.

Filppula scored a nice, opportunistic goal and Cleary bagged an empty-netter at the end.

Jimmy Howard played very well tonight, too. He only allowed a single goal even though the Oilers had 30 shots, the same amount as Detroit had.

Ericsson dropped the gloves with Brule after a hard (but clean) hit on Datsyuk against the boards. The linesman came in to break up the fight but for some reason one came in before the other and basically held Ericsson’s arms while Brule wailed on him. Not cool. The linesman paid for it though by taking a punch to chops during the scuffle. It must have just been miscommunication by the linesman as to when they were going to step in.

This was a good road game for the most part. Team defense could have been better but Howard made sure to keep the Oilers from doing too much damage.

This 3-1 win brings us to:
8-2-1
17 points

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