Zetterberg leads the Wings in scoring. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers @ Detroit Red Wings - Game Preview And Line Combinations

Hockey Day in Canada

Edmonton Oilers @ Detroit Red Wings

09 FEB 2013 – 12:00 Noon MST

Television:  CBC

LINES

Taylor Hall / Ryan Nugent-Hopkins / Jordan Eberle

Nail Yakupov / Sam Gagner / Ales Hemsky

Ben Eager / Ryan Smyth / Lennart Petrell

Magnus Paajarvi / Chris Vande Velde / Teemu Hartikainen

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Nick Schultz / Justin Schultz

Ladislav Smid / Jeff Petry

Ryan Whitney / Corey Potter

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  • So the Oilers are coy up until a half hour before game time.  All that line-splitting was not to be had today.  Some changes though, as Eager is back.  Vande Velde in for Belanger.  No Fistric today either.  
  • If Jack Michaels is on about Khabibulin, then we’ll be in for a treat today.  It would be Khabibulin’s first start of the season, and the first game action he’s seen in about ten months.  May God have mercy upon us all. 
  • Detroit is being led by the scoring prowess of the Big Z, Henrik Zetterberg.  Zetterberg has 14 points (5-9-14) in ten games.  
  • While the Oilers are looking like they’re going to start Khabibulin, the Wings look to Jimmy Howard.  Howard is 4-4-1 with a 3.07 GAA and a .897 SV%.  That’s not spectacular, and the Oilers will need to shoot the puck more than 25 times to secure a win today.  
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