Thursday, November 17, 2005

GameDay: @ Edmonton (10-9-1, 24 Pts) 9:30 ET

Tonight is the second of four games between these two storied teams this season. The Oilers won the first game of the season series, 4-3 in overtime on November 3rd.

The Wings are coming off a disappointing 3-1 loss to the Flames last night in which they again put out an unsatisfactory performance and paid the price. It was the second of a three-game Western Canada road trip that began Sunday in Vancouver with another loss, a 4-1 decision. Since losing to the Oilers on the third, the Wings have gone 3-3.

The Oilers are coming off a 5-2 win over Colorado Monday night and have had a nice rest since then. This is the first of a short three-game homestand that will be followed by games with Chicago and San Jose. The Oilers' win over the Avs capped off a 7 game road trip in which they went 4-3-0, including the initial win over Detroit.

Although he played last night, I expect Manny Legace to get the start for Detroit again.

I'm afraid the Wings will likely be hard pressed to keep up with a rested Edmonton team, after playing another fast-skating team in Calgary just last night. Hopefully they'll prove me wrong and play a tight game but I'm not so sure about their chances against western Canadian teams at this stage in the season.

It would be nice of them to come back to Detroit with more than an 0-3 trip record. Can they do it? Yes. Will they? Only they know.


Post a Comment

Bookmark this post On the Wings

Search this site

<< Home

[Powered by Blogger]