Series (Game 3 of 4)

Detroit leads 2-0

Game 1: Saturday, November 1st
Red Wings4Final
Game 2: Wednesday, November 26th
Red Wings7
Game 3: Monday, February 16th
Red Wings2
Game 4: Monday, February 23rd
Red Wings1Final

Oilers 1

(23-26-1, 56 pts)

Red Wings 2

(33-16-2, 76 pts)

7:30 PM ET, February 16, 2004

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
EDM 0 0 11
DET 1 1 02

M. Legace (Red Wings - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: .967

B. Shanahan (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

T. Salo (Oilers - G): Saves: 24, Save Pct.: .923

Edmonton (23-25-9-1) at Detroit (32-16-8-2) 7:30 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings try to avoid consecutive defeats for the first time in more than a month when they host the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night at Joe Louis Arena.

The Red Wings, who have not lost back-to-back games since January 7 and 10, slipped to 1-1 on a five-game homestand with a 5-2 loss to rival Colorado on Saturday in which they gave up the game's final four goals.

Steve Yzerman and Jiri Fischer scored for Detroit, which had been 4-0-2 in its prior six games before the loss. The Red Wings fell four games behind the Avalanche for the top spot in the Western Conference.

Edmonton, which is 3-1-1 in its last five contests, is coming off a 2-2 tie at Nashville on Sunday.

Radek Dvorak and Ethan Moreau scored for the Oilers, who are 0-1-1 on their four-game road trip. Moreau tied the contest midway through the third period.

The teams tied at Edmonton on November 1, 4-4, before Detroit waxed the Oilers here on November 26, 7-1.