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Red Wings vs. Oilers Game Thread

The Red Wings come off their impressive 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars with a Western Conference matchup against the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Joe Louis Arena.

The Oilers beat the Red Wings in their first meeting this season in a shootout, 6-5. In that game, Edmonton had a 5-1 lead in the second period, only to have Detroit respond with four unanswered goals to tie the game and send it to the shooutout. That was also the game Valtteri Filppula broke his wrist, landing him on the injured list (where he remains).

The Oilers come in off a 7-3 beatdown at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks. Worth watching for Edmonton: Dustin Penner has four points the last two games, and leads the Oilers in goals (15) and points (30).

For the Red Wings, Todd Bertuzzi is beginning to show signs of life, with three points the last two games.

Puck drops at 7:00, with the game airing on FS Detroit and City TV Alberta. Look forward to seeing you then!