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game recap

Red Wings 4, Oilers 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 4, Oilers 0
Edmonton Oilers 0, Detroit Red Wings 4

DETROIT (AP) -The last few days have been pretty good for Ty Conklin.

The Detroit Red Wings backup goaltender has started and won two consecutive games, sandwiched around the birth of his third child.

Conklin made 20 saves for his fifth career shutout Monday night, Jiri Hudler and Niklas Kronwall each had a goal and an assist and Detroit beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0.

"Got a win Friday (3-2 in Florida). Got to see my wife and the baby (son Nash) and now the shutout. Been a good three days," Conklin said.

The Red Wings signed him as a free agent in July. He had been with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who Detroit beat in last June's Stanley Cup Finals and is 5-1-0 with his new team.

It was his first shutout as a Red Wing.

"It's nice to get that first one here to get rid of the butterflies early," Conklin said.

Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen also scored for Detroit, which has won five of its last six. Henrik Zetterberg added two assists for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

"I thought we played well tonight," said Red Wings' coach Mike Babcock. "We didn't give up much. We looked good on special teams.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 37 shots for Edmonton.

Kronwall had a power-play goal in the first and Detroit added two more in the second.

The Red Wings dominated play in the first, outshooting the Oilers 16-9.

"It's sad that when we're down just 1-0 after the first period," said Shawn Horcoff. "... We should be able to build off of that."

But Samuelsson tipped in Brett Lebda's pass out of the corner for his fourth of the season and Hudler's pass from the right circle deflected in off the leg of Edmonton defenseman Sheldon Souray at 14:18.

"The difference was the second period. We have five or six red zone chances where it's just us and the goalie and we don't hit the net," said Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish. "And then Samuelsson scores for them to make it 2-0 and then they get another goal and the game was over."

Franzen added his ninth goal with 9:56 left in the game. He has scored in each of the last four games after missing five contests with a knee injury. He also scored in the game in which he was injured for a five-game goal streak.

Dating back to last season and including the playoffs, Franzen has 37 goals in his last 44 games.

"I got a good start coming back from injury," he said. "I've been scoring every game. That helps the legs feel lighter because I'm not 100 percent yet skating wise."

Detroit's offense was more than enough for Conklin, who played for the Oilers for three seasons.

Notes: Detroit F Dan Cleary was sidelined with an eye infection. ... Edmonton F Dustin Penner was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game. ... Oilers C Fernando Pisani broke his ankle as he slid into the boards feet first as he battled for the puck with the Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom with a little under 15 minutes left in the third period. MacTavish said that Pisani, who was on crutches after the game, would be out at least a month.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:11
DET
PPG - Niklas Kronwall (2) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (6), Jiri Hudler (10)
1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
03:00
DET
Mikael Samuelsson (4) ASST: Brett Lebda (1), Henrik Zetterberg (7)
2 - 0 DET
14:18
DET
Jiri Hudler (4) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (5), Andreas Lilja (2)
3 - 0 DET
3rd Period
10:04
DET
Johan Franzen (9) ASST: Brad Stuart (2), Niklas Kronwall (10)
4 - 0 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
02:57
EDM
Zack Stortini  Fighting (maj) against  Darren McCarty
02:57
DET
Darren McCarty  Fighting (maj) against  Zack Stortini
04:45
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Hooking against  Henrik Zetterberg
05:21
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Slashing against  Tomas Holmstrom
09:30
DET
Andreas Lilja  Slashing against  Erik Cole
12:07
DET
Andreas Lilja  Hi-sticking against  Liam Reddox
13:12
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Holding against  Sam Gagner
15:37
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Hooking against  Henrik Zetterberg
19:57
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Hooking against  Denis Grebeshkov
2nd Period
08:00
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Holding against  Henrik Zetterberg
10:29
DET
Ty Conklin  Cross checking against  Andrew Cogliano
3rd Period
13:48
EDM
Jason Strudwick  Slashing against  Marian Hossa
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 41TOI: 59:42
Saves: 37EV: 25 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 12 - 13
SV%: .902SH: 0 - 0
Ty Conklin
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 14 - 14
PIM: 2PP: 7 - 7
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0