Red Wings-Oilers quick take: Learn, grow, win.

The Detroit Red Wings, standing at 6-5-and-2 heading into tonight’s game, faced the 9-and-1 Edmonton Oilers in what was going to be a “learning experience” game no matter what against McDavid, Draisaitl and the Oilers’ elite scorers.

In what was a gigantic learning experience, no doubt, the Red Wings raced out to a 3-0 lead and held on for dear life, ultimately defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.

Vladislav Namestnikov (2) and Dylan Larkin scored the Red Wings’ first three goals, and Jesse Puljujarvi and Connor McDavid made it incredibly close late in the 2nd and then in the early 3rd period, but Alex Nedeljkovic was tremendous, stopping 31 shots, and Moritz Seider’s empty-netter salted away a huge victory.

The Red Wings and Oilers dressed the following lineups…

Tonight vs. Edmonton. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/WcceOSXxOT— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

Edmonton lists their lineup on their website:

Forwards:

Draisaitl – McDavid – Puljujärvi
Hyman – RNH – Kassian
Foegele – Ryan – Yamamoto
Perlini – McLeod – Sceviour

Defence:

Nurse – Bouchard
Keith – Ceci
Koekkoek – Barrie

Goal:

Skinner
Koskinen

The Red Wings and Oilers’ starters and scratches lined up as follows, with Sam Gagner starting in place of Lucas Raymond for game #900:

In the 1st period...

The game began with Tyler Bertuzzi, Dylan Larkin and Sam Gagner opposing the Draisaitl-McDavid-Puljujarvi line, with Nick Leddy and Filip Hronek on defense for the Wings.

Stuart Skinner got his first NHL start opposite Alex Nedeljkovic;

The puck was dropped at 7:38 PM, and Larkin mucked up the draw but Edmonton pulled the puck back and set up as Larkin jammed his hand off the faceoff;

Edmonton chipped and chased, Larkin chipped the puck out to center ice, and Gagner tried to break in but Darnell Nurse stood him up;

Ultimately, Filip Hronek was unable to hold in the puck, so Detroit changed some 45 seconds into the 1st period, and Detroit chipped and chased;

Seider pinched as the 2nd line worked the puck deep, but both teams looked a little sloppy, and the Oilers chipped the puck down with a high stick at 1:06 of the 1st period.

Suter drew in and won the puck to Seider, he fed DeKeyser, and he was blocked off;

Fabbri got the Wings’ first shot of the game some 1:20 into the 1st period.

Rasmussen, Smith and Erne worked together and Smith jabbed and jammed at the rebound of a Lindstrom shot, but Skinner stood tall in the net while on all fours…

1:29 into the 1st, Detroit won the next draw, but Staal’s shot from the Erne faceoff win was tipped wide, his second attempt was tipped wide, and Lindstrom had to chase down Foegle to reverse flow and help Rasmussen clear the defensive zone.

2:10 into the 1st, the Wings finally rolled their fourth line, with Gagner, Stephens and Namestnikov working together, and Detroit chipped, chased, and then chased Edmonton, which went offside while nursing a 3-on-2 against Detroit’s defense.

The Red Wings finally put the reunited top line on the ice, and Larkin and Bertuzzi worked the puck down low to Raymond, who chose to pass across the goal mouth instead of chipping the puck into Skinner;

Some 3:20 into the 1st, Edmonton looked to be skating on its back foot, but Edmonton won a deep zone faceoff, and Nugent-Hopkins, Hyman and company cycled for a bit before the Zadina-Suter-Fabbri line had to cover up for a bad pinch by Danny DeKeyser;

The teams settled into a bit of a rhythm as the 5-minute mark approached, with Nedeljkovic blocking a pass out front to the point, where Edmonton’s Ceci and Keith worked the puck down low, and Detroit blocked Keith’s attempt from the side of the net;

Foegele, Yamomoto and McLeod did a good job of causing chaos in the Wings’ zone, but Namestnikov, Stephens and Gagner returned the favor, with Dekeyser’s point shot blocked by Sceviour;

5:30 into the 1st, Larkin’s line hit the ice for the third time, and Detroit chipped but did not chase particularly well, affording Edmonton an easy clear and charge into Detroit’s zone, where Hronek stood up McDavid, blocked off a Draisaitl pass, and Detroit got tagged with icing at 6:14.

Off the icing call, McDavid and company drew in for a deep zone faceoff, won it, and Draisaitl fired a puck wide; McDavid deked and dangled deep, but Bertuzzi blocked him off just in front of the Wings’ crease;

Detroit changed mid-shift, and Puljujarvi got a shot off, McDavid fed Puljujarvi and Nedeljkovic made a HUGE STOP as a result:

Alex Nedeljkovic with a huge save on Puljujarvi off of a McDavid pass. Ned has been on fire. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/Wio5NNrRmP— Ryan Hana (@RyanHanaWWP) November 10, 2021

ICYMI ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/arbr5dFDmF— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

Suter, Fabbri and Zadina buzzed with Staal and Lindstrom in the offensive zone some 7:40 into the 1st, and Erne took over, charged toward the net, and drop passed it to no one;

Hronek worked the puck down low, Rasmussen tried to feed his linemates once and then twice down low, cycling hard, and Erne and Smith did a nice job of cycling the puck deep to generate zone time;

Leddy fed Erne for a good scoring chance 8:30 into the 1st;

Hronek kept the cycle up, and Smith hacked and whacked at Skinner, who gobbled up the loose puck.

8:41 into the 1st, the shots were 9-3 Detroit and attempts were 17-6 Detroit.

The first TV timeout hit, and Stephens, Gagner, Namestnikov and Lindstrom of all people generated a scoring chance;

Lindstrom and Staal did a good job of working the puck out of trouble in the Wings’ zone;

McDavid’s line returned to the ice with 9:30 gone in the 1st, and the Wings’ Larkin line faced them, with Seider and DeKeyser working on defense;

The Wings’ trio almost generated a 4-on-2 chance, but instead, Edmonton raced into the Wings’ zone, once, twice, and Detroit had to be astute and awake to stifle the Oilers’ rush.

Off a Nedeljkovic pass out to center ice, Leddy fed Suter, he chipped and chased, and Edmonton responded with Sceviour, Nugent-Hopkins and company forcing another chip-out by the Red Wings’ active goaltender;

Lindstrom made a smart play to pass the puck to the front of the net, and Rasmussen worked the puck deep to Larkin, who charged up ice and was hooked down to the ice sans call;

Rasmussen stayed on the ice with Erne, and Seider made some magic happen at center ice, affording Detroit a change, but he also iced the puck with 7:40 remaining in the 1st.

When the Wings faced a defensive zone faceoff, they won the draw and cleared the zone, with Gagner helping Larkin and Bertuzzi work the puck to center ice;

Leddy fed Bertuzzi, who sent the puck wide of Larkin, and Hronek had to come back into his own zone to defend and cover up for his defensive partner;

McDavid worked with Yamomoto and Nugent-Hopkins to generate a couple of scoring chances that Nedeljkovic had to stop astutely;

Off a parry of an Oilers rush, Sam Gagner took the puck off the wall, Edmonton got caught pinching, and Namestnikov raced up ice 1 on 1, was fed by Gagner, and Namestnikov deked, dangled and scored over Tyson Barrie and then Stuart Skinner, making it 1-0.

It’s the 6th goal of the season for @Vladdy18 and the assist goes to @89SGagner, who is playing in his 900th game. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/kyiHqlWKeM— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 10, 2021

Vladislav Namestnikov scored an absolute beauty for the Red Wings 🚨

Video: @BallySportsDET pic.twitter.com/RfiDFEJOcv— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 10, 2021

Vlad Namestnikov continues to dazzle this season #LGRW pic.twitter.com/YU1g57l8xD— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) November 10, 2021

Namestnikov scored his 6th goal from Gagner at 14:03. Detroit led 1-0.

At 14:41 of the 1st period, Detroit was out-shooting Edmonton 11-5 and out-attempting Edmonton 19-12.

When play resumed after the TV timeout, Detroit flubbed up the initial faceoff, iced the puck, and lost the next draw, affording Edmonton some zone time and cycling down low. McDavid fed Puljujarvi, but Erne blocked his shot, and Smith bumped McDavid off the puck, Nurse raced down low as the Larkin line raced off the bench, and Nedeljkovic made a big stop.

Edmonton began to take over at 15:30 of the 1st, with Hyman, Nugent-Hopkins and Yamomoto cycling down low, and Stephens, Hronek and Leddy had some trouble re-taking the puck and clearing the zone, but when they did, Gagner fed Namestnikov, and his high, hard shot went in and out of Skinner’s glove, almost trickling into the net.

Detroit changed lines, with Edmonton trying to keep McDavid away from Larkin’s line. That was OK for Edmonton, as Koekkoek fed Foegle down low, he and Sceviour were blocked off by DeKeyser, and Raymond chipped and chased, Bertuzzi and Larkin blocked the puck off, Raymond fed Bertuzzi for a chance;

Leddy fired the puck in hard, and Skinner blocked more than stopped the slap shot that Leddy fired at the net;

And Detroit began to over-match the Oilers, with 2:10 remaining in the 1st.

Edmonton tried to counter with McDavid sneaking in behind everyone, but Suter covered McDavid’s stick, so Edmonton could not tie the game.

Instead, at the other end, Fabbri and Suter nearly converted for a goal.

When play resumed after a TV timeout with 1:45 remaining, the McDavid line set up, skated into the Wings’ zone, and Evan Bouchard nearly set up a scoring chance, but Detroit’s sticks were sharp;

A bad pass attempt by Bertuzzi yielded an Oilers cycle deep in the Wings’ zone, and Nedeljkovic had to stop the puck with Yamomoto and Nurse hanging over him.

Erne and Hyman drew in for the following faceoff, and Nedeljkovic stopped Cody Ceci’s shot, Detroit chipped, chased and charged heavily into Oilers defensemen, grinding as best they could.

When Edmonton slinked its way into the Wings’ zone, a hand pass by Nugent-Hopkins handcuffed the Oilers, and the first period ended with Edmonton rushing into the Wings’ zone, Detroit blocking passes and shots, and the green light flashing.

Red Wings-Oilers stats after 1. Detroit leads 1-0. pic.twitter.com/QR4IfFtOkE— George Malik (@georgemalik) November 10, 2021

A delightful first, thanks to @Vladdy18, @89SGagner and @alexned_! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/wSXfWtSK9R— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 10, 2021

Solid 1st. 👏 pic.twitter.com/EGVN4qP41H— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

Keep it up! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/uaVlalsuGJ— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

The Oilers lost Zack Kassian to a lower-body injury during the 1st period, and he did not return.

In the 2nd period…

Edmonton started Nugent-Hopkins, Draisaitl and Yamomoto together, opposite the Rasmussen line, and Edmonton lost the initial draw, chipped and chased, cycled vs. Erne, Namestnikov and Rasmussen, and DeKeyser worked with Seider to push the puck out of trouble.

RNH chipped and the Larkin line hit the ice almost a minute intot the 2nd, Larkin chipped a shot off Skinner, and McDavid worked with Puljujarvi and Hyman on the Oilers’ 1B line, forcing Bertuzzi and Raymond onto their back foot as they chipped and charged in;

But Staal held the puck in, and Bertuzzi fed Raymond for an “almost” that was blocked off by McDavid;

At the other end of the ice, Staal and Lindstrom did a fine job to check McDavid;

Staal fed Suter to Zadina, and Zadina took the pass off the heel of his stick, but he managed to sweep a turnaround attempt into Skinner, and Fabbri nearly put the rebound home, but Darnell Nurse was there to repel Fabbri.

Zadina, Fabbri and Suter were able to generate another scoring chance on a 3-on-2 in which Fabbri was pulled down, sans call–because Fabbri stepped on Tyson Barrie’s stick…

3 minutes into the 2nd period, the Stephens line completed Detroit’s four-line cycle, and Gagner nearly fed Smith for a goal, as did Lindstrom, who set up Stephens for a fine opportunity that he fanned on;

Cody Ceci headed to the penalty box at 3:58 for a delay of game penalty, and Detroit headed to its first power play:

On the power play, Edmonton won the initial faceoff, cleared the puck, and Seider set up, lost the puck at center ice, and Edmonton chipped and chased;

Zadina, Seider, Larkin and Raymond worked to settle things down and Seider fed Larkin for a wrap-and-reverse;

Raymond and Zadina worked the puck to Larkin, to Zadina deep, Larkin worked it out front but missed Bertuzzi;

Zadina fed Bertuzzi and he could not put the puck on Larkin’s stick;

Raymond blocked an Oilers clearing attempt, and Seider fed Zadina for a wide attempt;

His next attempt was stopped by Skinner;

Seider made a FANTASTIC play to dive and keep the puck in, and the Wings wanted to feed Raymond, but they could not, and the penalty was over:

Great keep by Seider keeps the power play alive #LGRW pic.twitter.com/w0zMPWX05S— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) November 10, 2021

Ceci stole the puck at center ice, and Edmonton raced into the Wings’ zone offside, complained, and were whistled for a TV timeout.

When play resumed, Detroit was leading in shots 6-0.

Detroit battled as Edmonton began to take over possession of the puck and pace of play some 7 minutes into the 2nd, with Erne, Namestnikov and Rasmsusen battling back…

And, somehow, Adam Erne was able to one-hand the puck back to the point, Hronek blasted the puck off Rasmussen, and Namestnikov fired the puck into the empty net.

🙌🙌🙌@Vladdy18 pic.twitter.com/XEXaETU9JE— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

One more and @Vladdy18 ties his total from last season. @hronek_filip and @mrasmussen16 with the assists. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/8sKzeYl6jA— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 10, 2021

Vladislav Namestnikov made it 2-0 from Rasmussen and Hronek at 6:43.

On the post-goal shift, Seider nearly scored himself skating in from the point and charging up the left wing side, firing a heavy shot off Skinner’s shoulder;

On the next rush, Gagner, Smith and Stephens worked together, surrendered a rush to Edmonton, and the Oilers were unable to score because Leddy and Hronek worked very hard…

But McDavid was knocked over by Hronek away from the puck, and he sat for interference at 8:43.

On the penalty-kill, the Oilers won the faceoff, McDavid was stifled by Lindstrom, and Detroit cleared the zone;

Edmonton’s McDavid charged back in, but was stood up by 4 defenders, and the Wings chipped and changed;

30 seconds into the PK, Edmonton set up in Detroit’s zone, with McDavid, Draisaitl, Nugent-Hopkins, Barrie and company cycled, but Suter was able to clear a Nedeljkovic rebound down the ice…

McDavid worked back in with 45 left on the PK, Edmonton set up, and Barrie fed McDavid, he deked and dangled, Staal stopped Puljujarvi, Draisaitl fed the puck to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Staal made another great play to clear the zone;

With 10 seconds remaining, Edmonton got one final rush, chipped in by Bouchard, and Detroit killed the penalty, but Nedeljkovic had to bail out Seider and Leddy.

When play resumed, Edmonton won the faceoff, chipped a shot wide, Keith held the puck in, but Raymond and Larkin nearly converted on a 2-on-3 going the other way.

2 on 3 as in 2 Wings and 3 Oilers.

Larkin was definitely being targeted by Edmonton, and they were shutting him down for the most part.

11:38 into the 2nd period, Detroit was out-shooting Edmonton 8-3 in the 2nd period and 24-12 overall.

Rasmussen, Namestnikov, Staal and Leddy worked the puck deep, with Erne on the wing, and when Edmonton charged back up into the Wings’ zone, Seider and DeKeyser took over on defense, and stood Edmonton up at the blueline;

McDavid, Nurse, Bouchard, Puljujarvi and Hyman cycled on the next shift, but Hronek made a nice block, McDavid was fronted by Suter, Edmonton put a shot off the side of the net, and Leddy and Hronek helped Fabbri and Zadina work the puck in deep, with Fabbri just missing a pass;

Fabbri and Suter set up 2-on-1 and Suter made a fine shot that was stifled by Skinner;

On the next shift, Gagner flipped the puck into an empty area of the ice to alleviate pressure, and when Edmonton came the other way, Perlini missed the net, Sceviour missed the net, Staal was hooked coming out from behind the net, and Lindstrom and Staal cycled out to center ice, with SKINNER FUMBLING THE PUCK TO DYLAN LARKIN IN FRONT OF THE NET AND LARKIN MADE IT 3-0 IN A HURRY.

.@Dylanlarkin39 🙌 #LGRW pic.twitter.com/cHluA4LnRT— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

Dylan Larkin catches a break, and scores. Red Wings look good against the Oilers

Video: @BallySportsDET pic.twitter.com/gKQpTWnZN3— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 10, 2021

pic.twitter.com/6HnB7eEFaO— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) November 10, 2021

DYLAN LARKIN (UNASSISTED) #LGRW pic.twitter.com/llpQCesZBv— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) November 10, 2021

Dylan Larkin forced Skinner to fumble the puck, stole it, and scored the 3-0 goal unassisted at 14:09 of the 2nd period.

There was a TV timeout shortly thereafter, and, when play resumed, 5-and-a-half minutes remained in the 2nd period, with Rasmussen, Namestnikov and Erne standing up opposite Draisaitl and company…

But Erne got tagged for tripping Draisaitl at 14:56, and Rasmussen sat as a result.

On the penalty-kill, Detroit won the initial penalty-kill faceoff, cleared the zone…

And Connor McDavid RACED BACK IN around Staal, and Nedeljkovic made a SUPERB stop.

The Oilers won the next deep zone faceoff, worked the perimeter, McDavid tried to make everything happen himself, then fed Draisaitl, Detroit cleared the zone, and changed lines;

With 4 minutes remaining in the 2nd period, Edmonton clamped down on the Wings, McDavid cycled to the point, Barrie fed Draisaitl down low, Staal and Gagner cleared the puck, and Detroit changed;

McDavid fed Nurse, and Nedeljkovic stopped him;

Nedeljkovic stopped Nugent-Hopkins, McDavid fed Nurse, and Nedeljkovic stopped the shot, Rasmussen got out of the box and sent a puck on Skinner;

Skinner stifled Fabbri fed from Rasmussen as well;

And Detroit was called for icing with 2:30 remaining.

Detroit won the deep zone faceoff, Leddy carried the puck up ice, and Larkin, Fabbri and Zadina worked together on a strange line, cycling deep, working the puck out to center, and then forcing Edmonton to hand pass the puck with 1:40 remaining in the period.

Larkin remained on the ice to work with Bertuzzi and Raymond for a short shift, and the trio cycled with DeKeyser and Seider to generate a fine chance on a wrap-and-shoot play with Larkin chipping the puck in on Skinner from afar;

Raymond won a faceoff, too, to Seider, and he held the puck in for Raymond;

Bertuzzi, Larkin and DeKeyser worked the down-low-up-high play, and Raymond sticked too far deep trying to make a cutesy play, but Detroit re-set, DeKeyser and Larkin played catch, and Seider had to chase Puljujarvi…

And Jesse Puljujarvi beat both Raymond and Seider to the puck, scoring the 3-1 goal with 35 seconds remaining in the 2nd period.

Puljujarvi made it 3-1 at 19:25 from Slater Koekkoek.

Nedeljkovic had to make one more big stop before the 2nd period expired, too.

After 2 periods, here are your Red Wings-Oilers stats. pic.twitter.com/bUqPnQXYey— George Malik (@georgemalik) November 10, 2021

Still on top after 40!#LGRW pic.twitter.com/Gd5Dp0U59c— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

Pretty, pretty good. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/KhDQonDWv1— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 10, 2021

Two goals for Vladislav Namestnikov earn him a second intermission interview with Trevor Thompson! #LGRW@Vladdy18 | @iamtrevort pic.twitter.com/OSKNcCzcA2— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 10, 2021

To the 3rd.#EDMvsDET | #LGRW pic.twitter.com/Ur5za8MyBL— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

In the 3rd period…

The 3rd period began with Larkin drawing in for the opening faceoff opposite Connor McDavid, and McDavid won the puck to Nurse, who skated in offside 5 seconds into the 3rd period.

Edmonton lost the next draw, with Hronek and Leddy sending the puck up to center ice, but Edmonton regained control for a moment;

Detroit chipped and chased, with Skinner grabbing a puck that his defenseman nearly shoveled into the net;

McDavid then did what McDavid does.

With Darnell Nurse beating Lucas Raymond to the backcheck, Nurse fed McDavid for a one-on-one situation where he beat Hronek and then beat Alex Nedeljkovic out of sheer talent.

Connor McDavid made it 3-2 from Nurse and Bouchard at 38 seconds of the 3rd.

The Red Wings put out the Rasmussen line for a grinding shift, and then Suter’s line came out opposite Sceviour, with Zadina skating in 1 on 3 and losing the puck, regaining it on a Suter pinch and firing a shot in on Skinner;

Derek Ryan then skated in 1-on-1 and fired a heavy shot past Staal and into Nedeljkovic some 1:58 into the 2nd.

Larkin’s line returned to the ice and charged up 3 on 2, and Bertuzzi fed Raymond for a FINE CHANCE that Skinner stifled;

McDavid tried to bust through again and this time, Hronek and Leddy stood him up legally;

McDavid and Nurse regrouped at center, and Nedeljkovic made a big stop on Nurse, who can break games open on his own;

3 minutes into the 3rd, Evan Bouchard set up behind his net, fed Draisaitl, and he skated in for Yamomoto, who circled, Namestnikov was blocked off, Gagner battled the puck to Stephens, and Detroit ground the puck deep;

3-and-a-half minutes in, Seider and DeKeyser played catch, Detroit cleared the zone, and Edmonton had renewed resolve, but iced the puck…

Edmonton managed to work the puck into the Wings’ zone, cycled, and, ultimately, Suter, Zadina and Fabbri all attempted to score in attempts that were stifled;

Just south of 5 minutes into the 3rd, Hyman swept into the Wings’ zone and swept a hard shot in on Nedeljkovic, who cleared the puck out of play;

5 minutes in, Detroit and Edmonton were trading chances as McDavid and Draisaitl were being double-shifted.

Yamomoto fed Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who was opposed by Seider, and Gagner chipped the puck down the ice to avoid an Oilers scoring chance;

Edmonton was getting more and more time in the Wings’ zone as the 3rd period progressed, but Detroit was trying its best to stifle Edmonton’s shot attempts, steering Edmonton wide and setting up fairly well through the middle of the ice.

Puljujarvi nearly broke in alone, but Hronek and Leddy afforded Nedeljkovic the time to play the puck himself;

And, with 13:08 remaining, the first TV timeout hit. Edmonton was out-shooting Detroit 6-3 in the 3rd period, but trailed 32-26 overall. Attempts were 49-41 Detroit.4

It felt like the Red Wings were about to embark upon a very, very long 13 minutes of play.

Detroit afforded Edmonton’s Hyman and McDavid an “almost” chance…

And then Darnell Nurse cross-checked Robby Fabbri from behind, and with 12:41 remaining, Nurse headed off for boarding.

Bare witness to the first ever boarding call to go in favor of the Red Wings #LGRW pic.twitter.com/LCp111AvJA— Nolan Bianchi (@nolanbianchi) November 10, 2021

ON the power play, Lucas Raymond got a fine shot off from the first faceoff in the offensive zone;

On the 2nd faceoff, Edmonton cleared the zone, Nedeljkovic fed Zadina, he dropped to Zadina, he charged up the ice, and Detroit struggled as Seider checked Yamomoto JUST ENOUGH to not take a penalty, affording Nedeljkovic the opportunity to stop the puck.

😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/jLBlRAIQ5m— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

The Red Wings worked the puck up ice off the faceoff, with Suter, Fabbri, HOLY SMOKES NEVER MIND NEDELJKOVIC made a HUGE POKE CHECK on Hyman, and he was then stifled with 40 seconds remaining on the PP.

It’s Alex Nedeljkovic’s world, we’re just living in it. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/oRjHPG2AZ6— Ryan Hana (@RyanHanaWWP) November 10, 2021

Detroit was scrambled, and scrambled good.

Leddy, Hronek, Gagner, Suter and company worked the puck deep and forced the Oilers into a faceoff where the Wings brought the top unit back over the boards;

Bertuzzi, Raymond, Larkin, DeKeyser and Seider cycled, cycled, the PP ended, and Edmonton charged up 3 on 2, with McDavid drawing a stupid call on Seider???

not tripping 🙃 pic.twitter.com/8rBMfKpRM1— Trevor Robb (@TrevorRobb_) November 10, 2021

It was hard to tell what the refs called or did not call.

Nedeljkovic then stepped out of the way of a shot to keep it out of the net;

Edmonton worked 6 on 5, and Seider had to get mugged by Puljujarvi, Larkin and Bertuzzi chipped the puck deep, and it turned out that there was no penalty…

Play continued, some 11 minutes into the 3rd period, and Erne, Rasmussen and Namestnikov had a good shift together;

Derek Ryan fed the point and Edmonton’s Bouchard fired a hard shot wide of the Wings’ net;

Fabbri rushed in on an odd shift with Stephens and Bertuzzi, and he was stifled by Skinner, and a TV timeout hit with 8:10 remaining.

The shots were 8-5 Edmonton in the 3rd period.

Suter, Zadina and Fabbri set up Hronek for a good shot on Skinner coming out of the TV timeout;

Suter won the next faceoff, and Fabbri jabbed the puck in on Skinner again;

With 7:58 remaining in regulation, Suter took a third draw vs. Draisaitl, and the Oilers chipped and chased instead;

Zadina and Suter carried the puck out of trouble, and Fabbri cleared it deep so Detroit could change;

Foegele and Ryan generated a scoring chance that went wide short side;

And as Detroit changed lines, Sceviour, Hyman and McDavid cycled, and Nedeljkovic STOPPED THE OILERS, and LINDSTROM made a stop of his own as the Wings cleared the puck down ice for an icing call.

Detroit lost the next faceoff, and Rasmussen, Erne and Namestnikov had to surrender another chance in which Hyman hit the GOALPOST;

Puljujarvi was stopped by Nedeljkovic, however;

With 6:12 remaining, Edmonton won the deep offensive zone draw, and a wide tip afforded Detroit enough time to clear the zone, but the Wings iced the puck again;

With 5:54 remaining, Stephens drew in vs. Nugent-Hopkins, the Wings won the drawa, chipped and Larkin charged up, reversed course, and fired a shot in that Bertuzzi tipped into Skinner’s leg pads;

Larkin ground out the puck down low in his own zone and Bertuzzi and Raymond helped, and the Wings changed lines with about 5 minutes remaining;

Stephens charged in, shot, and was blocked off by Barrie;

Puljujarvi fed Hyman, he worked with McDavid, he cut to the middle, and he was BLOCKED BY DEKEYSER;

Raymond cleared the zone and got the hell off the ice;

With 4:29 remaining, Puljujarvi cheated offside, cherry-picking;

When play resumed, Puljujarvi went offside again, trying to get behind the Red Wings’ defense;

Gagner, Suter and Fabbri all took to the ice for the faceoff, and after it was lost, Leddy chipped the puck high and to no one out to center ice to defray damage;

Puljujarvi skated in himself with Draisaitl and McDavid working together, McDavid straight-armed Hronek, he cycled to Bouchard, and the Oilers worked the puck down low, but Fabbri stole the pass, Gagner chipped, and Detroit changed with 3 minutes left.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Foegle were blocked off, and Erne, Namestnikov and Rasmussen cycled deep in a rare Wings shift in the Oilers zone, with Detroit cycling hard, Erne lost the puck in his feet, and Hyman charged out…

Nedeljkovic played the puck out to the blueline, and Leddy cleared the puck off an Oiler down tthe ice;

With 2 minutes remaining, Edmonton chipped in, McDavid’s line came out and so did Skinner, and 6 on 5, Nurse fired a shot that was stopped, the rebound went wide, and Larkin cleared the puck off Nurse to center ice;

Edmonton regrouped, skated in, and Hronek blasted the puck to the line, Larkin and Suter cleared the puck for Bertuzzi, but Nurse chased it down;

Draisaitl fed Foegle, who sent the puck wide;

Barrie was fronted by Bertuzzi, the puck went out in front of the net, and Barrie held it in;

RNH fed Barrie, to Draisaitl, off a leg, McDavid sent the puck off a Wings defenseman’s leg, and Hronek, Leddy, Bertuzzi, Namestnikov and Rasmussen cleared the zone, Rasmussen fed Seider, and THE GAME WAS OVER.

Moritz Seider gets the empty-netter! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/EBGGX4kSE6— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 10, 2021

MO BABY! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/j0NcBnqB6Q— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

Moritz Seider scored the empty-net goal from Rasmussen and Leddy at 19:54.

The Wings won the next faceoff, and the game was over for real.

Electric! How about these Red Wings?

4-2 winners over the Oilers pic.twitter.com/hWfI0bT1At— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 10, 2021

Maybe the best win of the season considering the opponent! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/HtXeOcBZMi— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 10, 2021

We hear from Alex Nedeljkovic after he turns back 31 shots in a big Red Wings victory Tuesday night. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/4523e1B9ql— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 10, 2021

Winning numbers! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/AM1uenRZZv— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 10, 2021

Statistics: Here are the Game Summary and Event Summary:

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My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.