Detroit
Red Wings
58-16-8
Edmonton
Oilers
41-28-13
OT
28 SOG
28 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
DET
EDM
game recap

Oilers 6, Red Wings 5

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:49 PM

Associated Press

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Oilers 6, Red Wings 5
Detroit Red Wings 5, Edmonton Oilers 6

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period, then blew a two-goal lead and somehow beat the Detroit Red Wings in overtime.

Jarret Stoll scored the winning power-play goal to lift the Oilers to a 6-5 victory on Thursday night.

"It's great for the fans," said Stoll, who fired his sixth goal past Chris Osgood 33 seconds into the extra session. "This is back like it was in the 80s."

Ryan Smyth scored twice in the third period, and Marc-Andre Bergeron and Ethan Moreau added third-period goals.

Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff tied a team record with four assists in the period to leave the Red Wings winless on a three-game swing through Western Canada.

Ales Hemsky had a power-play goal in the first period for Edmonton, which will play six of eight at home. The Oilers recently completed a season-high, seven-game road trip.

"It was a roller-coaster ride, but we'll take it," Smyth said. "The new rules really open things up."

Brendan Shanahan brought the Red Wings to 5-4 with a power-play goal, and Steve Yzerman tied it with his second of the season with 2:18 left in regulation.

Mikael Samuelsson, Pavel Datsyuk, and Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit (15-4-2), which lost at Vancouver on Sunday and in Calgary on Wednesday.

"It was ugly," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "We've got to get home and get regrouped."

Hemsky converted Chris Pronger's pass to the side of the net for a one-timer off a two-man advantage in the first period.

Samuelsson intercepted a long lead pass from Pronger and ripped a shot past Jussi Markkanen just under two minutes later to tie it 1-1 despite Detroit holding a 10-5 shots advantage.

Detroit went ahead 3-1 after Datsyuk, on a power play, and Franzen scored back-to-back goals from the high slot in the second period. Franzen nearly popped his second goal as the second period ended, but his long shot struck the crossbar.

Markkanen, starting for the 15th time in 16 games, was relieved after making 23 saves for his ninth victory.

"I was losing my mind a couple of times," Markkanen said. "I like it when we win, but it was tough when they came back."

Notes: The Oilers were 3-for-8 on the power play. ... Canadian Champ Car driver Alex Tagliani drove a souped-up Zamboni around the ice during the second intermission. ... Horcoff's four assists in the third tied Wayne Gretzky's Edmonton record for a period. The Great One had four in the second period of the Oilers' 6-0 victory at Winnipeg on March 7, 1988.

scoring summary
1st Period
14:28
EDM
PPG - Ales Hemsky (4) Slapshot - ASST: Chris Pronger (10), Jarret Stoll (12)
1 - 0 EDM
16:26
DET
Mikael Samuelsson (8) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
03:37
DET
PPG - Pavel Datsyuk (9) Snap shot - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (13), Mathieu Schneider (11)
2 - 1 DET
04:50
DET
Johan Franzen (5) Slapshot - ASST: Robert Lang (10), Steve Yzerman (4)
3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
05:30
EDM
Marc-Andre Bergeron (5) Slapshot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (15), Shawn Horcoff (14)
3 - 2 DET
06:59
EDM
Ryan Smyth (10) Wrap-around - ASST: Ales Hemsky (16), Shawn Horcoff (15)
3 - 3 Tie
08:12
EDM
SHG - Ethan Moreau (4) Backhand shot - ASST: Shawn Horcoff (16), Marc-Andre Bergeron (4)
4 - 3 EDM
12:25
EDM
PPG - Ryan Smyth (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Shawn Horcoff (17), Steve Staios (9)
5 - 3 EDM
16:40
DET
PPG - Brendan Shanahan (11) Slapshot - ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (13), Jason Williams (15)
5 - 4 EDM
17:42
DET
Steve Yzerman (2) Slapshot - ASST: Kirk Maltby (2), Mathieu Schneider (12)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
00:33
EDM
PPG - Jarret Stoll (6) Slapshot - ASST: Ales Hemsky (17), Ryan Smyth (9)
6 - 5 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
01:32
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Holding against  Radek Dvorak
02:30
EDM
Marty Reasoner  Hooking against  Chris Chelios
12:29
DET
Johan Franzen  Hi-sticking against  Ales Hemsky
13:57
DET
Jiri Fischer  Tripping against  Krystofer Kolanos
19:15
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Holding the stick
2nd Period
01:47
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Holding
09:25
DET
Mathieu Schneider  Holding against  Raffi Torres
11:20
DET
Andreas Lilja  Holding against  Raffi Torres
13:26
DET
Chris Osgood  Delay of game
3rd Period
02:27
EDM
Georges Laraque  Hooking
07:06
EDM
Radek Dvorak  Holding against  Henrik Zetterberg
10:37
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Holding
14:48
EDM
Steve Staios  Hooking against  Kris Draper
19:47
DET
Kirk Maltby  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jussi Markkanen
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
SA: 28TOI: 60:33
Saves: 22EV: 13 - 15
PIM: 2PP: 6 - 9
SV%: .786SH: 3 - 4
Jussi Markkanen
SA: 28TOI: 60:28
Saves: 23EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .821SH: 2 - 2