12 points. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

GAME DAY: The Detroit Red Wings Presented By Amway @ Edmonton

The Detroit Red Wings Presented By Amway @ Edmonton Oilers

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04 FEB 2012 – 8:00 MDT

Your Game Preview is after the jump.  Let’s act excited.

630 CHED has blessed us with the lines.  Let’s give thanks.

F

Taylor Hall – Sam Gagner – Jordan Eberle
Shawn Horcoff – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth – Eric Belanger – Ryan Jones
Ben Eager – Anton Lander – Lennart Petrell

D
Ladislav Smid – Jeff Petry
Ryan Whitney – Corey Potter
Cam Barker – Andy Sutton

G
Devan Dubnyk
Nikolai Khabibulin

Pavel Datsyuk continues to rock the NHL. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

  • THE OILERS are searching for their second win in a row.  They’ve been rather fortunate over their past four games, as they’ve captured seven of eight possible points.  Oilers are 4-4-2 (!) over their last ten, while the Wings are the model of efficiency at 9-1.
  • Oh boy.  It’s a good day to be Sam Gagner.  After his eight point eruption, he’s paired with Hall and Eberle.  Go on, get nine tonight.
  • THE NUGE is back.  RNH will centre a line featuring Shawn Horcoff and Hemsky.  This line will be the most productive tonight.
  • STACKED: Let’s focus for a minute on one part of the arsenal that is the Detroit Red Wings. This fellow Pavel Datsyuk is a pretty good player that happens to lead the Wings in points with 53 in 51 games (14-39-51).  He will have company with guys like Valtterri Filppula and Johan Franzen.  Oilers have a task ahead of them.
  • Devan Dubnyk will get his fifth start in as many games tonight.  Dubnyk is 3-1 over his last four, and while Sam Gagner may have stolen the show during the last game, Dubnyk will have a mighty task ahead of him tonight. Dubnyk searches for his tenth win tonight, as I’m pretty sure the team is running him to gauge his futures.

PREDICTION

OILERS 5

RED WINGS 4

GOILERS

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