RECAP: Detroit Red Wings Frustrated by 5-2 Loss to Edmonton Oilers

Despite strong play, Detroit Red Wings fall to Edmonton Oilers 5-2.

Red Wings vs. Oilers Score

Why it Matters

The Red Wings were eager to make a strong showing after their eight-day break, but their inability to capitalize on chances and costly mistakes led to their loss.


  • Coach Derek Lalonde believed the Red Wings played well for the first 25 minutes, but giving up two easy goals proved costly.
  • Despite strong defense on Edmonton’s star players, the Red Wings could not prevent momentum-swinging odd-man rushes.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Oilers By the Numbers

Red Wings vs. Oilers Stats
  • The Red Wings had 32 shots, with several missed opportunities, including an open net, breakaways, and 0 for 5 power-play attempts.
  • Jack Campbell made 30 saves for the Oilers, who are now 8-0-1 in their past nine games.

What they’re saying

  • Coach Derek Lalonde: “I felt through the first 25 minutes we were the better team, and you could just feel it building, and then we gave up two easy goals, and you find yourself down.”
  • Dylan Larkin: “Campbell played well, but the pucks laying around him, there were a lot, and we just didn’t get a stick on them. We weren’t hard enough.”
  • Larkin: “The crowd was into it. It was difficult to play a team like that. We responded. We were right there but just not enough. It is frustrating that we can’t find traction, but there’s still a little bit of time for us.”

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The Bottom Line

The Detroit Red Wings could not secure a win against the Edmonton Oilers despite strong play and effort. Missed opportunities and momentum-sapping mistakes ultimately led to their 5-2 loss. The team remains hopeful for future success.

What is the Detroit Red Wings’ schedule?

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Remaining Detroit Red Wings Schedule:

Thu, Apr 13@ Tampa Bay7:00 PMBally Sports

Written by Jeff Bilbrey

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