Oilers Cool Off Hot Wings

Detroit's seven-win streak snapped in 4-3 shootout
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 13, 2007 11:08 PM CST
Detroit Red Wings' Johan Franzen (93) of Sweden looks for a shot after getting past Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Cogliano during the first period of their NHL hockey game on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 in Detroit....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Despite being outshot by a woeful margin, gutsy Edmonton halted Detroit's second seven-game win streak of the season in a 4-3 shootout. Oilers goalie Dwayne Roloson had to make 39 saves, compared with opposite number Dominik Hasek's paltry 22. Once at the one-on-one stage, Ales Hemsky shot the winner, giving him two goals on the day.

Edmonton improved to an absurd 9-1 in shootouts this year. Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg had two regulation goals but was turned away at the end; Red Wing Mark Hartigan notched his team's other tally. Joni Pitkanen and Fernando Pisani also had goals in regulation, during which the lead was never more than one.