SUN Hockey Pool

Oilers Game Review

SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:09 AM ET

AT DETROIT

GAME GRADES

Offence A

Defence B

Goaltending B

Power play C

Penalty kill A

Toughness B

Effort A

WHY THE OILERS WON

Didn't make very many glaring mistakes and they fired the puck more often than they usually do, also benefiting from a couple of the good things that tend to happen when you shoot.

SUDDEN IMPACT

After missing the last six weeks with a knee injury, Ryan Stone goes plus-2 with an assist in his first game back with the Oilers, who are 6-2-1 with him in the lineup.

HOWARD THE DUCK

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is having a good season, but the Oilers have his number. He's given up nine goals in two games against them this season.

THREE STARS

AS CHOSEN BY SUN MEDIA

PATRICK O'SULLIVAN, EDM

Back to back goals in the second period sealed the win.

RYAN STONE, EDM

Does the little things to help stake the Oilers to a 2-0 lead.

JEFF DESLAURIERS, EDM

Bounces back after a rough start in Vancouver.


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