NHL Game Summary - Detroit at Edmonton
(Saturday, November 1st)
Final Score: Detroit 4, Edmonton 4
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Ethan Moreau and Ales Hemsky each scored in the third period to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-4 tie with the Detroit Red Wings at Skyreach Centre. Raffi Torres had a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who are just 1-3-1 in their last five.
Brett Hull and Darren McCarty each had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who are winless in their last four (0-3-1).
Detroit scored four goals in a 5:17 span late in the second period to take a 4-2 lead into the third, but Hemsky and Moreau scored in the last frame of regulation to forge a tie.
Hemsky's goal came on the power play and pulled Edmonton to within a goal at 7:42 of the third period. Hemsky was standing near the left post when a failed Detroit clearing attempt caromed right to him. Hemsky pushed the puck past Wings netminder Manny Legace to make it a 4-3 game.
Edmonton tied it at 4-4 when Moreau scored on a 2-on-1 with just 3:57 left in regulation. Fernando Pisani carried the puck into the left circle and sent a cross-ice pass over to Moreau, who tipped it home from just outside the crease.
The Oilers, who scored twice on just four shots in the third, outshot the Wings in overtime by a 5-0 margin, but could not beat Legace for the game- winner.
Legace finished with 29 saves, while Edmonton goaltender Tommy Salo had 27.
After Detroit's Brendan Shanahan was turned away by Salo on a penalty shot at 4:58 of the first period, Torres and Marc-Andre Bergeron each scored in the frame to give Edmonton a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.
But Detroit scored four quick goals late in the second to take a two-goal lead. A turnover at the blue line led to the Red Wings' first goal, as Kirk Maltby collected the loose puck and fed it to McCarty, who beat Salo with a shot from the high slot to make it 2-1 at the 12:41 mark of the stanza.
Hull made it 2-2 when he fired a shot from the right circle under the pads of Salo at 13:42 of the middle frame.
Kris Draper gave the Wings a 3-2 lead when he redirected Maltby's pass from the left point past Salo at 15:19 of the second period.
Detroit made it 4-2 on Pavel Datsyuk's fourth goal of the season with 2:02 left in the second. Hull fed the puck to Datsyuk, who beat Salo with a shot from the high slot that caromed off the left post and into the net.
The Oilers were 1-for-4 on the power play, while the Wings went 1- for-2...Detroit is 0-4-1 in its last five road games...Edmonton's Mike York collected his 200th career point and teammate Radek Dvorak recorded his 200th NHL assist...Detroit's last win in Edmonton came December 13, 2001. The Wings are 0-1-3 there since that victory.
11/02 01:24:04 ET