Final OT

Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Thursday, November 3rd
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Game 2: Thursday, November 17th
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Game 3: Saturday, March 18th
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Game 4: Tuesday, April 11th
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Red Wings 5

(15-4-2, 32 pts)

Oilers 6

(11-9-1, 23 pts)

9:00 PM ET, November 17, 2005

Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 OT T
DET 1 2 2 05
EDM 1 0 4 16

S. Horcoff (Oilers - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 4

R. Smyth (Oilers - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

P. Datsyuk (Red Wings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Detroit (15-4-1) at Edmonton (10-9-1) 9:00 pm EST

Detroit (15-4-1) at Edmonton (10-9-1), 9:00 pm EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings have come back to earth a little bit lately. Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers are glad just to return to Rexall Place.

Having played the fewest home games in the league, the Oilers kick off a three-game homestand Thursday when they take on the suddenly struggling Red Wings.

Edmonton has played just six of its first 20 games here, going 3-2-1 in those contests. The Oilers are coming off a seven-game road trip in which they went 4-3, concluding with a 5-2 victory vs. Colorado on Monday.

Ryan Smyth and Chris Pronger scored power-play goals and Radek Dvorak, Ales Hemsky and Jarret Stoll collected two assists apiece for Edmonton, which won for the second time in three games.

Detroit opened its season with 15 wins in its first 18 games. However, the Red Wings have dropped two straight contests by a 7-2 combined margin.

On Wednesday, Detroit dropped a 3-1 decision vs. Calgary. Robert Lang scored the only goal for the Red Wings, who fell to 0-4 when trailing after two periods.

In the first meeting between the teams this season on November 3, Raffi Torres scored at 1:51 of overtime to give the Oilers a 4-3 victory and end the Red Wings' nine-game winning streak.