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

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

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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
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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