DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Red Wings were not on the board until the final seconds of regulation game but tied it up, and Detroit went on to win in overtime against the Oilers 2-1 Friday night in Detroit.
Pavel Datsyuk scored with 42 seconds left in overtime, giving the Wings the win over the Edmonton Oilers, after tying it on a lucky deflection in the final minute of regulation.
Post-game on 97.1 The Ticket Wings goalie Jimmy Howard speaking about the first win in four games: “We need to carry over the effort into tomorrow. We need an ‘A’ game,” says Howard. “We never gave up, we just kept battling and battling.”
Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk held the Red Wings at bay until Nicklas Lidstrom’s shot from the point deflected off Edmonton’s Andrew Cogliano high in the slot and slid into the net with 24.8 seconds left.
In overtime, Datsyuk took a pass from Johan Franzen, dragged the puck around a sliding Oiler and beat Dubnyk with a wrist shot.
Ryan Jones scored in the first period for Edmonton.
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