Horcoff, Helm deliver much-needed big games

Updated: October 30, 2009, 1:52 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

The dramatic ebb and flow of Thursday night's 6-5 shootout win by the Edmonton Oilers over the visiting Detroit Red Wings notwithstanding, I thought it was a huge game for two players in particular.

Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff and Detroit's Darren Helm needed big efforts and they delivered.

Let's start with Horcoff, the 31-year-old center who entered Thursday's game with only two points (1-1) and a minus-7 rating in 12 games this season. That's not the output you expect ...

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