Red Wings 3, Oilers 0

Associated Press  |  Last updated November 11, 2011
Jimmy Howard made 24 saves, and Drew Miller, Niklas Kronwall and Valtteri Filppula scored in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. Howard has two shutouts in a week and three this season, tying him for the NHL lead with Nashville's Pekka Rinne and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings. Edmonton's Nikolai Khabibulin gave up a season-high three goals and made 27 saves. He entered the game with a 7-0-2 record and an NHL-low 0.98 goals-against average. Detroit has won three straight after a six-game losing streak. The Northwest Division-leading Oilers were shut out for the first time this season. They have lost three of four after winning six straight. Miller scored his first goal of the season midway through the first period, beating Khabibulin with a shot after the puck caromed off two Oilers. The Red Wings had chances to take a two-goal lead late in the first during a power play, but Khabibulin went from post to post, high and low to turn them away. Kronwall's slap shot early in the second put Detroit ahead 2-0. The Red Wings then sealed the win with 5:08 left when Filppula knocked the puck past Khabibulin from in front off a centering pass from Henrik Zetterberg. NOTES: Detroit F Todd Bertuzzi was scratched for a third straight game with a sinus infection. ... Oilers D Cam Barker didn't play because of an ankle injury. F Ben Eager was a healthy scratch. ... Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff played in his 700th NHL game and Zetterberg was in his 600th after being questionable with a sore back. ... Oilers LW Ryan Smyth had nine points in his previous five games.
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