The Edmonton Oilers head back home on Tuesday and will host the Detroit Red Wings. The Oilers are 23-23-3 on the season and 6th in the Pacific. Edmonton is 5-5 over their last ten games but are riding a two game losing streak. The Oilers lost at home 7-4 to Carolina on Sunday and are 12-12-1 on their home ice.
Mikko Koskinen will make the start in the net for the Oilers. Koskinenis 14-10-1 on the season with three shutouts. Koskinen has allowed 68 goals and carries a 2.78 goals per game. The Edmonton Oilers allow an average of 3.27 goals per game which ranks 24th in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings remain on the road after losing in Vancouver on Sunday. The Red Wings are 18-25-7 on the season and are 8th in the Atlantic. Detroit has lost two straight games and are 3-6-1 over their last ten played. The Red Wings are 8-13-3 on the road.
Jimmy Howard will make the start in the goal for Detroit. Howard is 13-13-5 on the season with 88 goals allowed. Howard has allowed 2.78 goals per game. The Detroit Red Wings allow 33 shots on goal per game which ranks 27th in the NHL.