The Red Wings have dropped their last 5 games and out of all but one game have been completely dominated. The Red Wings last game was a 3-0 loss to the Calgary Flames. The loss for the Red Wings against the Flames dropped the Detroit team to a record of 24-28-7 on the year and have posted an 8-16-3 record on the road.
The Oilers are coming here after going 2-3 in their last 5 games. The last game for the Oilers was a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 4-1. The win moved the Oilers to a record of 32-23-4 record on the year, but Edmonton is sitting on a record of 16-12-0 at home on the year.
This season the Red Wings have only managed to get 2.83 goals per game with 29 power play goals and 3 short handed goals. The power play conversion for the Red Wings is sitting at 17.3% on the year and the penalty kill sits at 72.8%. The defense for Detroit has allowed 3.71 goals per game while giving up 43 power play goals and 6 short handed goals.
For Edmonton the team is coming in with 3.22 goals per game and have 43 power play goals and 5 short handed goals. The power play conversion for the Edmonton Oilers sits at 24% on the year and the penalty kill for the Oilers has killed off 76.2% of the power plays faced. The defense for Edmonton has allowed 5 short handed goals, 44 power play goals, but has given up only 3.17 goals per game.