Edmonton Oilers @ Detroit Red Wings Game 11 Preview

Mike Ridewood

Hockey Day in Canada finds the Oilers in Detroit

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Western Conf: 8th Western Conf: 7th

12:00 p.m. MST | CBC
Joe Louis Arena
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The opposing view: Winging It In Motown

Top Story: Injuries and depth issues plague both teams and both teams have been particularly vulnerable on the back end. Hockey Day in Canada has the Oilers playing in Detroit on the early CBC national game which gives the Oilers a national audience to try and overcome the Red Wings.

The Oilers are saying:

"...I’ve got three goals (on the season), Hallsy has two, Nuge doesn’t have any. Last year, I think I had two in 20 games. Once they go in, they all go in."

--Jordan Eberle, on his 9% shooting percentage.

In reality, Eberle had 5 goals on 40 shots in his first 20 games - a 12.5% shooting percentage.

The Opponent is saying:

"I just want to win. It’s just about trying to figure out what’s the best option that gives us the best chance that’s what you’re trying to do on a nightly basis."

--Mike Babcock, on his struggles in overcoming the Wings' depth problems.

Key matchup: Ralph Krueger gets Eric Belanger and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins back at centre today, though it's possible Hopkins might not be able to take faceoffs. That gives the Oilers three legit centres, though two are injured, to counter the Wings who have Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Justin Abdelkader, and Cory Emmerton down the middle.


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Eric Belanger
Finger, Toe
02/02/2013

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Andy Sutton game 01/18/2013
Theo Peckham
hip 01/18/2013
Ben Eager face 01/25/2013
Ryan Jones
eye 01/18/2013
Shawn Horcoff Knuckle 02/04/2013


Detroit Red Wings Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Darren Helm back 01/18/2013

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Patrick Eaves concussion 01/19/2013
Todd Bertuzzi other-illness 01/19/2013
Jakub Kindl groin 01/19/2013
Jan Mursak other-excused 01/19/2013


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