FINAL
TOR
2
BOS
4
FINAL SO
BUF
2
NJD
3
FINAL OT
NYR
2
NYI
1
FINAL
PIT
5
PHI
4
FINAL
FLA
1
WSH
7
FINAL
MTL
4
CAR
2
FINAL OT
VAN
1
CBJ
2
FINAL
WPG
2
TBL
1
FINAL
EDM
0
DET
3
FINAL
STL
6
PHX
3
FINAL
DAL
5
LAK
2

Howard, Red Wings shut out Oilers

NHL.com | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

The Detroit Red Wings continue to make sure Joe Louis Arena is a tough port of call for other National Hockey League teams this season.

The young Edmonton Oilers were the latest to learn there is no place like home for the veteran Red Wings, dropping a 3-0 decision on Thursday night.

Detroit is 9-4-2 at home this season, and only the Chicago Blackhawks (11-0-1) have more home wins this season. Edmonton is 4-6-3 on the road and has lost in each of its past seven visits to Joe Louis Arena.

Jakub Kindl and Cory Emmerton scored during a dominant second-period to put the Oilers on their heels. Justin Abdelkader added his first goal of the season into an empty net.

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who spent long stretches without much activity, made 22 saves and was sharp on the few occasions Edmonton was able to breach the Detroit zone.

It is the second shutout of the season for Howard and the 13th of his career. He has allowed four goals in regulation in his past four starts.

Detroit has been quite stingy during its current 4-1-1 run, allowing more than two goals one time in that stretch, an 8-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 24. The Red Wings have allowed six goals in the past five games.

With such defensive dominance -- Edmonton had 13 shots on goal in the first 40 minutes -- the two-goal outburst during a nine-minute stretch of the second period was enough to give Detroit some breathing room.

Kindl opened the scoring 3:16 into the middle period when he pinched in a bit from the blue line to corral a puck in the high slot and let go off a shot through traffic. Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk (26 saves) got a piece of the shot, but the puck managed to trickle across the goal line.

That goal by Kindl, who has provided the game-winner both times he has scored this season, seemed to give life to the Red Wings, who had not generated much offense in the first period.

Emmerton capped a sustained period of pressure with a pretty goal, coming off the bench on a player change to take the Oilers defense by surprise. Drew Miller, circling along the end boards as the rest of his line changed, picked up Emmerton as he steamed into the slot and hit the forward with a perfect pass for a quick-release shot that totally flummoxed Dubnyk.

Emmerton’s shot capped a six-shot barrage in a little less than three minutes.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
03:16DET Jakub Kindl (2) ASST: Patrick Eaves (5), Brian Lashoff (3) 1 - 0 DET
12:19DET Cory Emmerton (2) ASST: Drew Miller (3), Pavel Datsyuk (16) 2 - 0 DET
3rd Period
18:50DET EN - Justin Abdelkader (1) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (20), Damien Brunner (8) 3 - 0 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Cory Emmerton
1st
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 11:42
Jimmy Howard
2nd
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 22-22
PIM: 0PP: 0-0
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Brendan Smith
3rd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:26
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:56EDM Taylor Hall  Hooking against  Daniel Cleary
2nd Period
02:34EDM Mike Brown  Fighting (maj) against  Jordin Tootoo
02:34DET Jordin Tootoo  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Brown
3rd Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodEDMDET
1st68
2nd715
3rd95
Total2228
Team Stats
CategoryEDMDET
Power Plays0/00/1
Hits2615
Faceoff Wins2536
Giveaways39
Takeaways610
Blocked Shots2114
Penalty Minutes75
  • EDMONTON
  • DETROIT
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4T. HallL00-10217:53
5L. SmidD00-11021:23
6R. WhitneyD00-11019:08
13M. BrownR0000511:14
14J. EberleR00-12019:56
15N. SchultzD00-11018:49
19J. SchultzD00-20019:53
20E. BelangerC00-10016:06
28R. JonesL00-20010:47
44C. PotterD0002019:03
54C. VandeVeldeC00-1005:58
64N. YakupovR00-21015:28
83A. HemskyR000107:08
89S. GagnerC00-12020:54
91M. PaajarviL0003018:34
93Nugent-HopkinsC00-13018:07
94R. SmythL0001017:00
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
40D. Dubnyk2527.92658:55
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4J. KindlD1022016:37
8J. AbdelkaderL1015019:42
11D. ClearyR0012017:49
13P. DatsyukC0102020:31
17P. EavesR0112011:19
20D. MillerL0110012:45
21T. TatarL001009:54
22J. TootooR000059:07
23B. LashoffD0112014:42
24D. BrunnerR0111019:10
25C. EmmertonC1014011:42
27K. QuinceyD0011022:43
40H. ZetterbergL0113019:58
52J. EricssonD0000020:13
55N. KronwallD0010022:17
63J. AnderssonC001109:41
93J. FranzenR0001019:24
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35J. Howard22221.00060:00