The Detroit Red Wings are in Edmonton tonight to face the Oilers for their final matchup of the season, and we’ve asked writers from both OilersNation and WingsNation to get you set for tonight’s matchup. We’ve also put together a few notes to get you ready for the final time these two teams will meet this year.
Please note that this article is posted at both OilersNation and WingsNation
Satuday, March 4th, 2017 – Rogers Place (Edmonton) – 8:00pm (MST)/10:00pm (EST)
|Detroit Red Wings||Edmonton Oilers|
|25-26-11 (8th in the Atlantic)||34-22-8 (2nd in the Pacific)|
|3-5-2 in their last 10||6-4-0 in their last 10|
|Power Play (PP%): 12.9%||Power Play (PP%): 21.5%|
|Penalty Kill (PK%): 81.1%||Penalty Kill (PK%): 79.7%|
|Goal Differential: -28||Goal Differential: +16|
After playing last night in Calgary, the Red Wings are back at it again tonight in the Alberta capital to face the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton will be a rested team as they haven’t played since Tuesday night’s win against the St. Louis Blues, and they’ll be looking to continue their winning streak over a depleted Detroit team. Tonight’s game is about streaks ending as the Oilers look to end their 10-year playoff drought whereas the Wings appear destined to miss the playoffs for the first time in 25 years.
Connor McDavid (EDM) – 21G, 51A = 72 points
Leon Draisaitl (EDM) – 23G, 31A = 54 points
Henrik Zetterberg (DET) – 14G, 34A = 48 points
Jordan Eberle (EDM) – 13G, 25A = 38 points
Anthony Mantha (DET) – 13G, 18A = 31 points
Frans Nielson (DET) – 13G, 17A = 30 points
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Why is your team going to win or why will your enemy lose?
Because the universe doesn’t want a Red Wings rebuild.
Why? Because Detroit sucks so bad that you’d think that THEY were the Edmonton Oilers. Also, they don’t have Connor McDavid. Make sense?
Who’s hot? Who’s not?
Henrik Zetterberg has been dominant for a few weeks. Who’s been cold? Uh, this guy.
Mmmm Leon Draisaitl is so sexy. I mean what? In all seriousness, the Looch-Nuge-Eberle line is starting to heat up and having them produce with regularity is bad news for the opposition.
Why should people watch this game?
I would suggest watching it if you enjoy hockey. Or if you live in Edmonton and have nothing better to do.
Connor McDavid > Detroit Red Wings
Say something nice about your opponent.
Knowing that people could inhabit Edmonton, Alberta was a nice way to help get us through the housing market crash of the last 2000s. Thanks for that!
Thanks for Eminem and to a lesser extent Kid Rock.
Any last words?
The only thing that lasted longer than our playoff streak was your rebuild.
Enjoy missing the playoffs. It’s always a great time.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Join in the conversation on Twitter at @OilersNation and @theWingsNation to give us your thoughts on the game. Twitter not your thing? Keep the battle going in the game day articles at OilersNation.com and WingsNation.com.