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Oilers 6, Red Wings 5, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 6, Red Wings 5, SO
Detroit Red Wings 5, Edmonton Oilers 6

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Patrick O'Sullivan gave the Edmonton Oilers a full two points in the standings with one accurate shot.

O'Sullivan beat Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot in the third round of a shootout, and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped Henrik Zetterberg on Detroit's final attempt to give the Oilers a 6-5 victory Thursday night.

The Red Wings overcame a 5-1 deficit to force overtime.

Zetterberg started the rally midway through the second period, and Jonathan Ericsson, Todd Bertuzzi and Patrick Eaves had third-period goals. Darren Helm also scored for the Red Wings.

"We had a bunch of goals to start, but unfortunately we didn't continue to play the same way we got those goals," Oilers coach Pat Quinn said. "Detroit's a pretty good team. You can't let them off the hook. We had some fear take over. They started checking and we didn't answer it. We got through it tonight, but it wasn't pretty."

Ales Hemsky had two goals and an assist for Edmonton. Linemate Dustin Penner had a goal - his ninth of the season - and three assists, and slumping Shawn Horcoff had a goal and two assists. Jean-Francois Jacques also scored.

"It was nice," Horcoff said. "Penner and Hemmer having been playing at such a level, it's been outstanding. I'd been trying to stay positive."

Edmonton snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 7-5-1, while Detroit dropped to 4-4-3 with its fourth loss in five games.

"It's one of those give-and-take situations," he said. "It's one of those situations where you can be somewhat happy to battle back the way we did and steal a point, but we still have to be disappointed with not getting the two points."

Detroit coach Mike Babcock focused primarily on the positives.

"It was very important for our team to battle back the way we did and show that kind of grit and determination," Babcock said. "As a coach you have to question what they were doing at the start of the game. Overall, we shot ourselves in the foot there. But we challenged our team to respond and they did. It was a real good point from where we began with that terrible start."

Detroit outshot Edmonton 20-6 in the third period, with Eaves tying it a 5 with 7:07 remaining.

GAME NOTES: Helm's goal was his first in regular-season play. He has six goals in the playoffs. ... Horcoff entered the game with only three points and had been shut out in his last seven games. ... The game was the first of four meetings between the two teams this season. Detroit swept the four-game series last season.


scoring summary
1st Period
00:42
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques (2) ASST: Gilbert Brule (4), Patrick O'Sullivan (6)
1 - 0 EDM
09:09
EDM
Dustin Penner (9) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (2), Ales Hemsky (11)
2 - 0 EDM
12:24
EDM
PPG - Ales Hemsky (3) ASST: Dustin Penner (8), Shawn Horcoff (3)
3 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
00:58
EDM
Ales Hemsky (4) ASST: Dustin Penner (9)
4 - 0 EDM
06:15
DET
Darren Helm (1) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (4), Brad Stuart (1)
4 - 1 EDM
09:05
EDM
PPG - Shawn Horcoff (2) ASST: Denis Grebeshkov (5), Dustin Penner (10)
5 - 1 EDM
12:50
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (2) ASST: Niklas Kronwall (4), Pavel Datsyuk (6)
5 - 2 EDM
3rd Period
06:32
DET
Jonathan Ericsson (3) ASST: Kris Draper (2), Patrick Eaves (1)
5 - 3 EDM
07:47
DET
Todd Bertuzzi (2) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (7)
5 - 4 EDM
12:53
DET
Patrick Eaves (1) ASST: Darren Helm (2), Jonathan Ericsson (5)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDEDMDET
1S. GagnerJ. Williams
2A. HemskyP. Datsyuk
3P. O'SullivanH. Zetterberg
penalty summary
1st Period
02:10
EDM
Theo Peckham  Roughing against  Brad Stuart
04:31
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Too many men/ice - bench
11:24
DET
Todd Bertuzzi  Hooking against  Sam Gagner
2nd Period
04:09
DET
Valtteri Filppula  Hooking against  Shawn Horcoff
08:53
DET
Brett Lebda  Hooking against  Gilbert Brule
3rd Period
04:00
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Tripping against  Pavel Datsyuk
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jimmy Howard
SA: 33TOI: 65:00
Saves: 28EV: 25 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .848SH: 0 - 0
Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
6-4-1
SA: 45TOI: 65:00
Saves: 40EV: 34 - 39
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .889SH: 2 - 2

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