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
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.