Edmonton Snaps Red Wings 7-Game Win Streak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Ales Hemsky scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 win over Detroit on Thursday night, snapping the Red Wings' seven-game winning streak.
It was the NHL-leading Red Wings' second seven-game winning streak of the season.
Hemsky, Joni Pitkanen and Fernando Pisani scored for Edmonton in regulation, and Robert Nilsson and Sam Gagner each had two assists. Dwayne Roloson made 39 saves.
Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and Mark Hartigan also scored for Detroit. Brian Rafalski had two assists and Dominik Hasek stopped 22 shots.
Hasek lay on the ice in apparent pain for a couple of minutes 2:35 into the third period after Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff slid into him in the crease. However, Hasek remained in the game.
Zetterberg tied the score with 2:40 left in the third period, when he beat Roloson from the right circle, for his second goal of the game and 23rd of the season.
Pisani gave Edmonton a 3-2 lead with 4:27 left in the second period, when he beat Hasek from the bottom of the left circle for his second goal.
That came just 2:09 after Zetterberg's first goal, on the power play, tied it at 2 for Detroit. He tipped in Brian Rafalski's pass from the right point.
Hartigan, who had just been called up from Detroit's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids, scored on Detroit's first shot of the game 2:46 in. He beat Roloson from the bottom of the right circle after going around the net.
Hemsky's power-play goal tied it with 7:32 left in the opening period when he put in a rebound for his 10th goal. Pitkanen put the Oilers ahead 2-1 with 2:54 left in the first period when he beat Hasek high after taking a pass at the blue line and dashing down the middle of the ice into the slot.


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