Ten games into the season and we still haven’t cracked the .500+ echelon. After letting in two softies early into Tuesday’s game against Vancouver, the Red Wings rallied to win 5-4, thanks to the return of Pavel Datsyuk and strong play by Jimmy Howard. Howard gets the start tonight, the Oilers have been shut out in two straight so I would imagine that they’re going to come out hungry. Aside from that last little tidbit, I don’t know much else about Edmonton thus far so the usual statistical comparison is going to be interesting.
The Wings swept the regular season series against the Oilers last year (4-0-0) including an 8-3 drubbing at home on February 7th.