Wings Fly Past Struggling Oilers


DETROIT - NOVEMBER 11: Dan Cleary of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his 2nd goal of the game against the Edmonton Oilers during their NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 11, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

In what ended up being a very one-sided affair, the Wings found themselves on the winning side of the puck for the tenth time in 14 games this season, and it was the second time a win came against Edmonton.

The game was Detroit’s from the get go as the struggling Jiri Hudler showed signs of life hitting Valtteri Filppula in front of the net for the Wings first goal.

The Wings would add 2 more (Holmstrom & Cleary) before the end of the first to go up 3-0 at the first intermission.

The onslaught continued early in the second as it only took the Wings just a little over two minutes for Cleary to net his second of the night.

With the final score sitting at 6-2, it is clear Detroit is again returning to the top of the Western Conference after a year long hiatus.

Johan Franzen netted his 100th career goal, all of which were scored with the Red Wings. Tomas Holmstrom also found the net twice for the Wings.

After only 14 games the Wings are in great shape with 21 points, registering points in 11 of their 14 contests.

Next up the renewing rivalry with the Colorado Avalanche returns for round two this season, this time in Hockeytown. In the last meeting the Avalanche bested the Wings 5-4 with the decision coming via a shootout.

The puck drops at Seven this Saturday, be sure to check back for all the latest updates and a game preview here at Octopus Thrower.

Tags: Daniel Cleary Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Jiri Hudler Johan Franzen Tomas Holmstrom