Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/6/13
A fortunate bounce helped the Detroit Red Wings extend a successful stretch, but they haven't needed too much luck in recent matchups with Edmonton. The Red Wings will try to continue their dominance over the slumping Oilers in Thursday night's finale of a three-game homestand. Detroit (11-8-4) is 4-1-1 since Feb. 23, and benefited from Niklas Kronwall's unusual goal for a 2-1 victory over Colorado on Tuesday. Late in the second period, the defenseman's shot from the blue line ricocheted off the boards then off Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere's right skate into the net. "I couldn't really find a lane through to the net, so I tried to get it somewhat close," Kronwall said. "That was a first." Jimmy Howard did the rest, stopping 36 shots to improve to 3-1-1 with a 1.38 goals-against average in his last five games. He started this season 6-6-2 with a 3.08 GAA. "It's going to be like this all the way down to the stretch There are going to be tight games, but we found a ...
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