Detroit Red Wings—Edmonton Oilers: Wings Look to Redeem Themselves

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Detroit Red Wings—Edmonton Oilers: Wings Look to Redeem Themselves
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After a loss to Calgary Monday night, Detroit came into Edmonton looking for a win to boost themselves back towards the top of the Western Conference. With a third period comeback to beat Edmonton 3-2, they regained the lead in the Western Conference from the San Jose Sharks.

Both teams came out looking strong, but it was Edmonton scoring first from a rocket slapshot by Denis Grebeshkov on the powerplay that gave his team a 1-0 lead in the first period.

Detroit continued to have great chances, but couldn't seem to get it past Roloson, who played very strong all night.

It wasn't until the third period that the action really began. Detroit's defensemen Jonathon Ericsson scored his first goal of the season to tie up the game and give his team the confidence boost they needed.

As time winded down, both teams had chance after chance, finally off a great play from Marian Hossa, Johan Franzen gained his team the lead making it 2-1 Detroit.

Right off the draw Valterri Filppula scored a quick draw shot extending the gap to 3-1.

As the last minutes came, a blast by Ales Kotalik put Edmonton back in the game netting him his 15th goal of the season and making it a 3-2 game.

After Edmonton pulled Roloson for the extra man, Detroit was able to fend them off for their much needed victory.

Next up the Wings battle the Islanders Friday night in Detroit.

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