|55||DETROIT||-105||Ov 5,-145||-110||Ov 5,-135|
|56||EDMONTON||-115||Un 5,+125||-110||Un 5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-8-0||-4.4||3-8||-4.4||6-4||2.0||31.3||3.1||27.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.2||2-3||-2.2||1-3||1.8||30.4||2.4||25.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||27||70||18||27||23||2||4||804||8.7%||106||16||15.1%||117|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11||22||7||6||7||2||2||344||6.4%||38||1||2.6%||33|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||1||6||2||0||1||152||5.9%||14||2||14.3%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||71||20||23||23||5||3||758||9.4%||102||22||21.6%||110|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||34||9||11||12||2||0||301||11.3%||43||13||30.2%||55|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||4||4||1||1||126||9.5%||14||2||14.3%||17|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||5||3||98||86||87.8%||1||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||0||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||5||3||98||86||87.8%||1||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||0||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||90||79||87.8%||1||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||0||1-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||22||22||608||556||91.4%||2||10-12||-4.8||10-12-0||-5||9-11|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||6||6||152||134||88.2%||0||1-5||-4.4||1-5-0||-4||4-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||109||96.5%||1||2-2||-0.9||2-2-0||-1||0-3|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-6-0||-2.3||4-6||-2.3||2-5||2.5||33.6||3.0||32.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.1||2-3||-0.1||3-2||2.6||26.2||3.6||34.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||26||64||24||19||17||4||5||727||8.8%||104||24||23.1%||113|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||25||6||9||8||2||3||336||7.4%||46||13||28.3%||44|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||8||4||1||0||0||131||9.9%||11||4||36.4%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||76||19||28||24||5||5||882||8.6%||105||17||16.2%||132|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||30||10||9||9||2||1||328||9.1%||42||6||14.3%||55|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||4||9||4||1||2||173||10.4%||13||4||30.8%||31|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|YANN DANIS (Home Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||22||21||666||612||91.9%||1||9-12||-2.2||9-12-0||-2||8-11|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||8||8||223||199||89.2%||0||3-5||-2.4||3-5-0||-2||2-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||89||83||93.3%||1||2-1||+2.1||2-1-0||+2||1-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||5||4||154||144||93.5%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Home Games)||3||2||90||85||94.4%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||0-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||124||116||93.5%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.21, EDMONTON 3.12|
|2/17/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||P|
|2/19/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5 un||O|
|2/21/2013||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||NASHVILLE||4-0||W||0, -125||W||5 un||U|
|2/24/2013||VANCOUVER||8-3||W||0, +130||W||5 ov||O|
|2/27/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||U|
|2/28/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/3/2013||CHICAGO||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|3/5/2013||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2013||EDMONTON||3-0||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/9/2013||at COLUMBUS||0-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||P|
|3/13/2013||at CALGARY||2-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/15/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|3/16/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|3/22/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/24/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/25/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|2/16/2013||COLORADO||6-4||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||O|
|2/19/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||U|
|2/21/2013||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ev||U|
|2/23/2013||PHOENIX||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at DALLAS||5-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||O|
|3/1/2013||at ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5 un||O|
|3/5/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||at DETROIT||0-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||at NASHVILLE||0-6||L||0, +160||L||5 un||O|
|3/10/2013||at CHICAGO||6-5||W||0, +180||W||5 ov||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLORADO||4-0||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/20/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|3/23/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/25/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|3/26/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.
LAST SEASON: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DETROIT-EDMONTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Wings-Oilers Preview* ==========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Detroit (12-10-5) at Edmonton (10-11-5), 9:30 p.m. EDT
The Edmonton Oilers' season looked to be spiraling south in a hurry, but a strong conclusion to their recent road trip suggests otherwise - especially with the team's captain back on the ice and finding a rhythm.
The Detroit Red Wings, meanwhile, are still trying to stop their own skid as they visit the Oilers on Friday night in hopes of continuing their recent dominance in this series.
Edmonton (10-11-5) went 4-8-3 while Shawn Horcoff missed 15 games with a broken knuckle. Starting a franchise-record nine-game road trip without Horcoff didn't help, and the Oilers lost five straight in the middle of that trek.
Horcoff returned for the final two games of the trip and scored a goal in each to help his club to back-to-back wins - including one at NHL-leading Chicago on Sunday. Wearing extra reinforcement in his glove to protect his hand, Horcoff has twice as many goals in the last two games as he had in seven contests before the injury.
Edmonton scored four times on eight power-play chances in the two games after going without a power-play goal during the five-game skid.
"If we don't win these two, if not close, we're really close to having it be something miraculous to make the playoffs," Horcoff said. "In a lot of ways, we can look back at this at the end of the year and hopefully say, 'That was pivotal for us.'"
The Oilers, trying to reach the postseason for the first time since 2006, still surrender more shots on goal per game - 33.9 - than any other team, but Devan Dubnyk's mostly sturdy play in net has allowed them to withstand it. Dubnyk posted his fifth career shutout in Tuesday's 4-0 win at Colorado, stopping 35 shots to improve his save percentage to .919.
More importantly, he felt OK after leaving the previous game with a neck injury following a collision.
"It was good," Dubnyk said. "On quick plays, jerking around, it would grab a bit. But nothing I would even think about for a second."
Dubnyk is 2-1-1 with a 2.37 goals-against average in four career starts against Detroit, but the Red Wings are 10-0-1 in their last 11 versus Edmonton, winning the first two matchups this season - both at home - by a combined 5-1 score.
Detroit has taken at least one point from 40 of the last 42 regular-season games in this series dating back to 2001.
The Red Wings (12-10-5) have lost three straight overall, though, and they continue to struggle badly on the road, going 1-4-1 in their last six. Detroit has committed 27 giveaways in its last two games, and the sloppiness was costly again as a turnover led to a crucial goal in a 5-2 loss at Calgary on Wednesday.
"We can't just keep giving the puck away, it doesn't work like that," defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "If we want to get into the playoffs, we have to start fixing this right now, and it's up to all of us in here."
Detroit did snap a season-long road slump on the power play. The unit had gone without a goal in its first 37 chances away from home in 2013 before Valtteri Filppula's second-period score Wednesday.
It was Filppula's first game back after missing seven with a sprained left shoulder.
"Hopefully our power play starts to play better and we can take that advantage to the next game," he told the team's official website.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 4:44:30 AM EST|