Red Wings defeat Oilers, stop winless streak at eight
- The Detroit Red Wings ended their eight-game winless streak by defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.
- Detroit (4-8-1) had gone 0-7-1 since a 4-2 victory at the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 10.
“This is really a great feeling,” said Red Wings center Dylan Larkin, who had a goal and an assist. “I think we had built some good things in our last couple games and we stuck with it.”
- Patrik Nemeth and Filip Hronek scored, and Jimmy Howard made 31 saves for the Red Wings.
“Our process had been pretty good in the last couple games, but we needed to get a win to build our confidence,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “That’s why it was huge to find a way to get this one done.”
- Leon Draisaitl scored, and Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves for the Oilers (8-4-1).
- Edmonton is 1-3-1 in its past five games, scoring seven goals.
“We’ve got to find some scoring somewhere in our lineup,” Oilers coach Dave Tippett said. “We juggled some people around to try to give some guys an opportunity. Some of it was good, and some of it wasn’t so good. We didn’t produce, so that’s the part that isn’t so good.”
- McDavid had an assist to give him 394 points (134 goals, 260 assists) in his first 300 NHL games, the 11th-most in League history.
- He passed Teemu Selanne and Dale Hawerchuk, who each had 393 points through 300 games. …
- Howard is 15-3-2 with a 2.06 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 20 games against the Oilers.
Sources & Credits: Dave Hogg / NHL.com, DET Red Wings, EDM Oilers