The domination the Red Wings have over the Edmonton Oilers continues. There are few sure bets but one definitely is the Red Wings defeating the Edmonton Oilers, the latest example being Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Oilers. The Red Wings have won seven straight games against Edmonton and have points in 16 consecutive games (14-0-2). Going one step further: The Red Wings have earned points in 27 of the last 28 games against Edmonton (20-1-7) dating back to the 2006-07 season. You get the picture — the Red Wings (21-10-9, 51 points) like to see the Oilers on the schedule. This was another gift by the Oilers. Edmonton's Benoit Pouliot earned a four-minute spearing penalty on Jonathan Ericsson at 17:31, giving the Red Wings a power play. Pavel Datsyuk scored with 34 seconds left in the game — the Oilers knocked the puck past goalie Viktor Fasth in front of the net — and the Red Wings had their victory. Luke Glendening added the empty-net goal. Kyle Quincey and Justin Abdelkader (power play) scored second-period goals to erase a 1-0 Oilers lead, and Jimmy Howard made it hold, defeating the Oilers for the 11th consecutive time.
Red Wings continue mastery of Oilers
Detroit News | Jan 7