Williams and Zetterberg beat Dwayne Roloson in a shootout to
give the Red Wings their fifth straight victory, 4-3 over Edmonton
on Saturday night.
Zetterberg, Tomas Holmstrom and Chris Chelios scored in
regulation, and Manny Legace made 25 saves to help Detroit push its
points total to 97, one more than Eastern Conference co-leaders
Carolina and Ottawa. The Red Wings are 13-2 since Jan. 30.
"We weren't flying tonight, but we found a way," Detroit coach
Mike Babcock said.
Roloson stopped Pavel Datsyuk on Detroit's first attempt in the
shootout, and Edmonton's Fernando Pisani shot wide on the Oilers'
Williams then beat Roloson with a forehand shot after a deke,
Legace stopped Sergei Samsonov, and Zetterberg ended it with a
backhand shot through Roloson's legs.
"Not bad hands, huh?" Red Wings goalie Manny Legace said.
"He's young and exciting to watch with these new rules."
Pisani forced the overtime, scoring short-handed with 2:57 left
"We lost a point and we wanted two points," Oilers coach Craig
MacTavish said. "We're marginally pleased."
Chelios tied it at 2 with 5:07 left in the second period,
beating Dwayne Roloson on a power play off an assist from
Zetterberg, and Holmstrom put the Red Wings ahead at 4:12 of the
third with his 22nd goal of the season.
Zetterberg opened the scoring at 10:08 of the first, his 35th
goal of the season and 17th on the power play. Jarret Stoll tied it
with 7:13 left in the first, and Steve Staios put the Oilers in
front with 8:03 remaining in the second.
"There is only so much you can do with that much talent on the
ice," Staios said.
Roloson made 24 saves for the Oilers.
The Red Wings are 2-1 in shootouts, while Edmonton is 6-7
in an NHL-high 13 shootouts. ... Legace improved to 29-8-2. ...
Detroit was 2-for-5 on the power play, and Edmonton was 0-for-6.
... Zetterberg has nine goals in his last eight games. ... Oilers
captain Jason Smith recorded his 100th career assist.
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Arena: Rexall Place Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Mike Leggo, Chris Rooney Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Don Henderson
Attendance: 16,839 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Henrik Zetterberg (35)
(Power Play) Assists: Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk