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Detroit vs Edmonton: Burning the Midnight Oilers

Detroit takes on the Edmonton Oilers tonight with a 9:30 pm puck drop on FSD. The Wings just destroyed the Manchester Monarchs Los Angeles Kings Saturday night, and should have no problem dispatching the Oilers in the same fashion.

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The first time Detroit met Edmonton this season Jimmy Howard shut them out, and the rest of the team shut them up. The Oilers seem to have cooled off after a hot start to the season.

Cory Emmerton had a big night on Saturday, scoring 2 goals and adding an assist while playing a team low 11:23. Lets hope that Emmerton can continue that type of play and gain enough confidence and possibly become a breakout player for Detroit this year.

DETROIT RED WINGS TEAM NOTES
DET is 54-36-13-10 all-time vs. EDM
DET is 20-20-10-6 all-time at EDM
DET is currently 2nd in the NHL in both SOG/Game (33.8) and SOG Against/Game (27.3)
DET is currently 3rd in the NHL in Goals/Game (3.32) and 5th in Goals Against/Game (2.23)
DET is 65-3-4 the last 72 times they’ve scored 4+ goals in a game

DETROIT RED WINGS PLAYER NOTES
J. Howard leads the NHL in wins (19) and ranks 5th in GAA (1.91), 9th in SV% (.929) and is T-4th in SO (3)
J. Howard is on pace to record 49 victories this season (NHL record – 48, M. Brodeur)
J. Franzen leads the NHL ins GWG (6) and ranks 2nd in PPG (9)
J. Franzen has tallied 12G-12A-24P in 24 intraconference games this season
I. White currently leads all NHL defensemen in plus/minus with a rating of +21 (2nd overall)
N. Lidstrom played in the 1,400th game of his NHL career on 3/19/10 at EDM
N. Lidstrom’s next SHG will tie him with N. Libbett for 9th place in DET team history (11)
N. Lidstrom has skated in 195 consecutive regular season games (longest active streak on DET)
N. Lidstrom’s next point will tie him with B. Federko for 50th place in NHL history (1130)
N. Lidstrom is currently 4 assists behind P. Esposito for 21st place in NHL history (873)
P. Datsyuk played in his 100th career NHL game on 1/22/03 at EDM
P. Datsyuk is 2nd in the NHL in takeaways with 42
J. Ericsson scored his first NHL goal at EDM on 2/26/08 (Garon)
N. Kronwall is T-5th in the NHL in blocked shots with 81
D. Helm scored his first career regular season goal on 10/29/09 at EDM

ALL-TIME RED WINGS HAT TRICKS VS. OILERS:
J. Ogrodnick @ Edmonton, March 13, 1985
S. Yzerman (4) vs. Edmonton, Jan. 31, 1990
B. Shanahan vs. Edmonton, February 20, 2003

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