Edmonton won 4-2 (Game 2 of 6)

Edmonton won 4-2

Game 1: Friday, April 21st
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Game 2: Sunday, April 23rd
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Game 3: Tuesday, April 25th
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Game 4: Thursday, April 27th
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Game 5: Saturday, April 29th
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Game 6: Monday, May 1st
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1:00 PM ET, April 23, 2006

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

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EDM 1 2 14
DET 1 1 02

C. Pronger (Oilers - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Peca (Oilers - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

T. Holmstrom (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Edmonton at Detroit 1:00 pm EDT

Edmonton at Detroit 1:00 pm EDT Western Conference quarterfinals Detroit leads, 1-0

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings knew they would have their hands full with the pesky Edmonton Oilers. But they never could have imagined Kirk Maltby would be the difference maker.

Coming off one of the best performances of his career, Maltby hopes to lead the Red Wings to a second straight victory Sunday in their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Oilers.

Detroit opened the series with a 3-2 triumph on Friday as Maltby scored his second goal of the game 2:39 into the second overtime. The 33-year-old left wing, who also tied the game with 6:17 left in the third period, scored only five goals in 82 games during the regular season.

Robert Lang netted a first-period power-play goal and Manny Legace finished with 23 saves for the top-seeded Red Wings, who won their third straight matchup with the Oilers, dating to the regular season.

The eighth seed in the West, Edmonton received a superb effort from Dwayne Roloson, who turned aside 54 shots, including 18 in the overtimes. The strong defensive effort was not uncommon for the Oilers, who yielded a total of 13 goals over their last seven regular-season games.

The Oilers did not score at even strength, managing only power-play goals from Sergei Samsonov and defenseman Chris Pronger. Jaroslav Spacek contributed two assists for Edmonton, which hosts Game Three on Tuesday.