Roloson stopped all three shooters as Edmonton's remarkable success continued.
Detroit got on the board first in the game, scoring on their first shot of the game. Mark Hartigan, called up from AHL Grand Rapids this morning, picked up the puck behind the Edmonton net, skated out front and fired it glove side past Roloson.
Dominik Hasek showed why he was named one of the NHL's three stars of the week when he denied Jarret Stoll on a pair of opportunities as the Oilers tried to get back in the game.
Edmonton tied it up 12:28 into the period while on the power play. Sheldon Souray's blast from the point went through the legs of Dustin Penner as he provided the screen in front. Hasek made the initial stop but couldn't find the puck. Ales Hemsky pounced on the puck as it laid in the crease, putting it past Hasek.
Several minutes later, Joni Pitkanen took a feed from Robert Nilsson at the line and broke in behind the Red Wings defence. His shot rang off the post and in on Hasek's blocker side.
Shots after one period of play were 16-7 for the Red Wings.
Detroit continued to take the play to Edmonton to start the second period, outshooting the Oilers 6-2 in the first seven minutes. Hartigan had a chance at the doorstep but Roloson kicked it away.
During a scramble in front of the net, Aaron Downey ran into Roloson and was sent off for goaltender interference.
On the ensuing power play, Hemsky skated end-to-end before cutting in front of the Red Wings net. Hasek slid across the crease to make the save.
Detroit thought they had the game tied midway through the second when Zetterberg had a look at a wide-open net after receiving a cross-ice pass but Horcoff got down to block the shot.
On that same play, Dustin Penner was sent off for holding to put Detroit back on the power play.
The Red Wings connected on the man advantage to tie the game. Zetterberg redirected a Brian Rafalski offering to make it 2-2.
Edmonton moved back in front with 4:27 left in the second. Gagner had the puck in the corner and passed it on his backhand to Fernando Pisani in front. He roofed it on Hasek to give the Oilers a 3-2 lead.
Shots after two periods were 29-14 for Detroit.
Late in an Edmonton power play early in the third, Denis Grebeshkov lost control of the puck at the point which gave Dallas Drake a breakaway. Roloson had to be sharp in making the save on Drake. He then braced himself as Drake crashed into him.
On the next shift, Roloson got a piece of Johan Franzen's shot from the left point - just enough to steer it wide.
Datsyuk and Zetterberg both went on the attack as Detroit attempted to tie the game. Roloson made a pair of saves on Datsyuk with six minutes left.
Late in the third, Zetterberg carried the puck behind the net and came out in front before firing it short side past Roloson in a carbon copy of Hartigan's first-period marker.
At the end of regulation, Detroit was outshooting Edmonton 38-23.
Overtime action was fast paced and end-to-end with both teams having plenty of chances. The best stop was perhaps by Roloson on a backhander by Brett Lebda from the top of the crease.
With a minute left, Filppulla got in behind the Oilers defence but Roloson made a big save on him.
Coming back the other way, Hasek stopped Horcoff as he charged towards the Detroit net and then denied Staios on a blast from the high slot.