Niklas Kronwall’s third period goal lifts Red Wings past Oilers
Detroit, MI, United States (4E Sports) – Niklas Kronwall scored a go-ahead goal in the third period and the Detroit Red Wings defense did the rest to book a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings won their second straight game behind the clutch play of Kronwall, who entered the match with eight assists.
After a scoreless first period, the action stepped up a notch higher in the second with Pavel Datsyuk scoring a goal at 8:33 mark while Justin Schultz tied things up with a power play goal at 17:55.
The Red Wings, who fired 30 shots and won 33 faceoff duels, challenged the Oilers defense from all angles in the final stanza.
Finally at the 6:08 mark, the Red Wings broke a 1-1 deadlock with a beautiful goal by Kronwall off an impressive play created by Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
The Red Wings improved their record to 6-4-1 (13 pts) while the Oilers slipped to 4-4-2 (11 points).