Edmonton at Detroit (11/11/10)

Tonight the Oilers were in town for a rematch of last Friday night’s game in Edmonton. The goalies were Khabibulin and Howard. Miller was in for this game and Eaves was a healthy scratch.

The Oilers entered this game in a bit of a slump. Khabibulin had been pulled from his previous game and they seemed to be lacking confidence. It was a perfect opportunities for the Red Wings to capitalize on a young, struggling team.

The Wings smelled blood right from the start of this one. It was already three to nothing at the end of the first period.

Babcock had changed up most of the lines for this game. Only Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Holmstrom were unchanged. Hudler was moved to a line with Filppula and Franzen. Cleary, Modano and Bertuzzi made up the third line. Abdelkader moved to the fourth line with Helm and Miller. It was not a punishment for Abdelkader who’s been playing very well.

The new lines were very effective. Cleary and Holmstrom each had two goals and Franzen finally got his 100th career goal. We’ve seen in the past how one goal from Franzen can open the floodgates so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go on a hot streak. Filppula scored as well to give the Red Wings a total of six goals for the night.

The Wings did a great job tonight. They’ll face the Avalanche at the Joe on Saturday. Hopefully the hot streak will continue.

This 2-6 win brings us to:
21 points

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