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

12 points tonight. Mark it, Donnie.. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

OILERS 5

RED WINGS 4

GOILERS

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