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NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Detroit



(Wednesday, November 26th)

Final Score: Detroit 7, Edmonton 1

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Darryl Bootland's first NHL goal turned into a game-winner, as the Detroit Red Wings routed the Edmonton Oilers, 7-1, at Joe Louis Arena Wednesday.

Detroit capitalized on the power-play four times in eight chances, with goals by Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Brett Hull, and Kris Draper.

Draper added a second tally, while Steve Thomas closed things out with his third goal of the season late in the final period.

Goaltender Manny Legace faced just 16 shots for the win, while Edmonton's Ty Conklin allowed five goals on 36 shots before giving way to Stephen Valiquette with 13:53 to play in the third.

Yzerman, playing in his 1,400th NHL game, got things started on the power-play with his 10th of the year, fending off defenseman Steve Staios at the goal mouth to backhand a rebound past Conklin at 9:36 of the first.

Bootland made it 2-0 as he took advantage of a strange carom off Conklin, which was misplayed by Staios and Cory Cross to a wide-open Bootland on the doorstep for the easy backhand put away near the end of the opening period.

Shanahan made it 3-0 on a power play when he ripped a wrist shot over Conklin's glove hand off a feed from Yzerman at 2:03 of the second.

The Oilers then got on the board 1:20 later when Radek Dvorak's innocent- looking backhand from a sharp angle found its way through a screen and past Legace.

Hull scored on a power play with seven seconds to play in the second when a Mathieu Schneider point shot hit Pavol Datsyuk in front and bounced right to Hull who put it home easily to make it 4-1.

Draper's back-to-back goals in the third period extended the Detroit lead to 6-1. The second was a power play tally.

Thomas' third then ended the scoring with 2:41 to play.

Edmonton is now winless in its last three games (0-2-1).

Game Notes

Yzerman is the 21st player in NHL history to play in 1,400 games...Oilers' defenseman Eric Brewer left the game in the first with an apparent groin injury and did not return...Conklin made his eighth straight start in place of regular starter Tommy Salo, who is still sidelined with a hip injury...Edmonton has lost five of its last six in the Motor City and has skated away with wins in just two of its last 12 trips to Detroit.

11/26 22:57:17 ET


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