Edmonton Oilers @ Detroit Red Wings Game 23 Preview

We played much better, there were alot of good things - Kirk Irwin

The road trip pulls the Oilers into Detroit. It's now or never. It's now or it's lottery.

Edmonton Nuggets

@

Dallas Black Hawks
8-9-5 0.95 p/g
11-8-4, 1.13 p/g
Western Conf: 13th Western Conf: 8th

5:30 p.m. MST | Sportsnet
Joe Louis Arena
Tickets

The opposing view: Winging It In Motown

Top Story: The Oilers need 12 points on the 9 game road trip to get into a playoff spot. They need 10 points just to keep up and not fall out of the race. They've added just 4 points in 5 games. To get into a playoff spot now, they need to win 4 in a row. To catch up to the conference, they need to go 3-1. This team is in trouble.

The Oilers are saying:

"We played much better, there were alot of good things, but the result is disappointing when you look at the storyline."

--Ralph Krueger after his team was shredded at even strength by the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets

The Opponent is saying:

"He keeps the play in front of him like Niklas Lidstrom."

--Mike Yeo, comparing Jonas Brodin to Niklas Lidstrom.

Key matchup:


Edmonton Oilers Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Theo Peckham other-illness 03/06/2013

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Andy Sutton knee 01/16/2013
Nikolai Khabibulin undisclosed 02/27/2013
Shawn Horcoff other-excused 02/05/2013
Mark Fistric elbow 03/01/2013
Teemu Hartikainen shoulder 02/24/2013
Anton Lander foot 02/07/2013


Detroit Red Wings Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Carlo Colaiacovo shoulder 01/22/2013
Todd Bertuzzi back 02/08/2013
Mikael Samuelsson fingers 02/20/2013
Darren Helm back 01/26/2013
Valtteri Filppula shoulder 02/25/2013




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