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DETROIT RED WINGS (9-2-1) at
EDMONTON OILERS (5-7-0)
Start Time: 7:38 p.m. MDT
Television: Molson Canadian Oilers PPV (broadcast starts at 7:30 p.m.)
Radio: 630 CHED, Oilers Radio Network and online at edmontonoilers.com.
The Edmonton Oilers return to Rexall Place tonight for another brief two-game homestand as they face the Detroit Red Wings.
The Oilers have a record of 5-7-0 on the season so far and despite their below .500 status have been able to stay with the pack as far as the Western Conference playoff race is concerned in this young season.
In their last game, the Oilers came scored a late shorthanded goal by Andrew Cogliano to force overtime before winning in the shootout over the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Sunday night. The win gave the club a split on their two-game Southern California road trip. LAST GAME: Oilers 3, Ducks 2 (SO) Detroit has once again shown that they are the class of the league. They come into tonight’s game having won five straight and currently sit first overall in the NHL with 19 points and a record of 9-2-1.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Detroit defeated Edmonton 4-2 at Joe Louis Arena back on October 8.
Just The Facts...
Oilers a shootout success so far in 07-08 - Only one team has more than one shootout victory this NHL season and that team will be taking the ice at Rexall Place tonight. And they don’t have two shootout wins, they have three. ...more News Update
Pre-Game Video... Staios, Stoll, Grebeshkov, Reasoner & MacTavish discuss tonight's game vs the Red Wings. Pre-Game Audio... Shawn Horcoff
Staios, Stoll, Grebeshkov, Gagner, Reasoner and MacTavish The Numbers Click here for tonight's Oilers and Red Wings Game Notes The Other Side Rafalski talks to youth skaters Red Wings defenceman Brian Rafalski talks to young hockey players prior to a recent Red Wings home game. WATCH Item of the Game Each game, a different item is featured at The Oilers Store at Rexall Place.
Tonight's item is a Ladies Pink Ice Jersey (Reg: $74.99, Now $59.99).
From the Fans Read tonight's gameday thread on the Oilers message board Odds and Ends Meet Sam Gagner - Profile from NHL.com on Oilers rookie Sam Gagner. ...more VIDEO: Power of Pink - Oilers players signed 10,000 hats for next Tuesday's Power of Pink promotion versus Detroit. WATCH