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Conklin makes 20 saves, leads Red Wings to 4-0 victory over Oilers

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

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.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 37 shots for Edmonton.

Kronwall had a power-play goal in the first and Detroit added two more in the second. 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 defenceman Sheldon Souray at 14:18.

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.

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

Edmonton forward Dustin Penner was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game, and was called out earlier by head coach Craig MacTavish for lacking competitiveness.

Notes: Detroit F Dan Cleary was sidelined with an eye infection. ... Oilers C Fernando Pisani was helped off the ice after sliding 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.

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