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Kane scores twice to help Oilers beat Red Wings for 3rd consecutive victory


Key takeaways: 

  • McDavid, Hyman, Shore, Yamamoto, Foegele also scored for Edmonton in a 7-5 win.
  • Edmonton’s 7-5 home victory over Detroit on Tuesday evening at Rogers Place. 

Oilers defeat Red Wings: 

Falling asleep at the wheel nearly confirmed a misery for the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Evander Kane had a couple of goals as the Oilers crawled to a 7-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings after having a very early 3-0 benefit.

“We got off to an excellent beginning, if you will,” Kane said. “We played the first five minutes in their end. They had no attempts; we had three goals . . . couldn’t pull it up any better than that. But we began to get away from what was making us prosperous.

“We discovered a way to succeed. At this time of the year, that is what’s most critical.”

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Oilers defeat Red Wings

Devin Shore, Connor McDavid, Zach Hyman, Kailer Yamamoto, and Warren Foegele also netted for the Oilers (33-23-4), who have won three consecutive as they attempt to firm their playoff position.

“Not a Picasso by any stretch, but what I liked was that even though it wasn’t a flawless night, our squad found a way to smooth it out when things weren’t going our way in the third period,” said Oilers head coach Jay Woodcroft. “We saw a way to make a difference and earn the two points.”

Marc Staal had a couple of goals, and Sam Gagner, Filip Zadina, and Lucas Raymond also scored for the Red Wings (24-29-7), who have lost six consecutive.

“They scored three to begin and had the puck in our zone for three minutes,” complained Detroit forward Dylan Larkin. “We talked regarding whatever happens we’re going to play hard, and we did that. We came up short, and it pricks right now.”

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