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Red Wings fly by Edmonton Oilers in 5-0 breeze

Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle (14) slides into Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek's...

Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle (14) slides into Detroit Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek's (34) net during an NHL game at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/QMI Agency

Derek Van Diest, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:01 AM ET

When you’re in a hole, the key is to stop digging.

For the Edmonton Oilers, however, they seemed to stop trying.

Saturday the Oilers looked listless in a 5-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in front of a disgruntled sold out crowd at Rexall Place.

Darren Helm, Tomas Tatar, Jakub Kindl, Joakim Andersson and Todd Bertuzzi scored for the Red Wings, while goaltender Petr Mrazek barely broke a sweat turning aside 14 in his first appearance of the season for his first career shutout.

Richard Bachman took the loss in goal for the Oilers, despite having to leave the game in the first period after injuring his groin.

The loss dropped the Oilers 10 points back of a playoff spot with six months of the season left to play.

Helm opened the scoring five minutes into the first period, getting to a puck that bounced past defenceman Jeff Petry and going in alone. Helm slipped the puck through Bachman for his first goal since March, 2012.


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