First game all year that the Red Wings controlled the play from start to finish and the result was a 2-1 win over the Oilers. If Edmonton was going to win this game it was going to be with the power play, but Detroit's PK was very good. Wings also dominated the faceoffs which prevented the Oilers from starting many man advantages in Detroit's zone.
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Like Mick said, Datsyuk played his best game and was the number one star tonight. He was awesome at both ends of the ice.
They gave Brunner just one assist today. I thought Hank missed the loose puck that Pav sent to Kronwall, which would have given Brunner the secondary assist. Either way, Brunner played another strong game today and was only denied goals because of Khabibulin's outstanding play.
Two games in a row our blueline has been solid. My favorite tonight was Ericsson, though. He was tossing the Oiler forwards around like rag dolls. More of that, please.
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