After Edmonton peppered Legace with 17 shots in the first
period, Detroit held the Oilers without a shot in the second. The
last time the Red Wings kept an opponent without a shot in a period
was Jan. 24, 1996, a 4-2 win over San Jose.
"I got freezing cold, actually," Legace said. "I came in (to
the locker room) between the second and third periods and I was
The Oilers were frustrated by their inability to generate an
"Obviously, we didn't create the offense we wanted," Edmonton
defenseman Jason Smith said. "A lot of times we got the puck
across or to their blue line, but instead of getting it in we
turned it over. We just didn't create any chances on their net.
It's tough to score without any shots."
Legace insisted there was a shot in the period.
"I had one shot, I don't know what they're doing upstairs,"
Legace said about the official scorers. "I'll show it to you. I've
got the tape."
Legace's biggest save came 9:41 into the first period when he
made glove stop on Ales Hemsky's backhander from in close.
It appeared from replays that Legace's glove was over the goal
line when he caught the puck. The play was reviewed, but ruled no
"The camera said it was no goal," Legace said. "I just dove
across the net."
Edmonton's Ryan Smyth wasn't happy with the ruling.
"They said it was inconclusive. I don't know how it could be
inconclusive when his glove went into the net," he said. "That's
why they have video review and you can't argue with it."
Draper scored a short-handed goal to put Detroit up in the
first, beating Salo with a one-timer from the inside edge of the
left circle after taking a pass from Kirk Maltby, who had stripped
the puck from Eric Brewer.
"I just kind of got in a good shooting spot," Draper said.
"And was able to watch him (Maltby) do all the work and shoot it
Schneider made it 2-0 with 6:41 remaining in the second period
when he beat Salo high on the stick side from the slot.
Stoll scored a power-play goal with 5:43 remaining in the third
The Oilers placed G Ty Conklin (fractured right hand) and
LW Brad Isbister (sprained right ankle) on the injured list, and
acquired G Tyler Moss from the Vancouver Canucks for F Peter Sarno.
... Detroit's Mathieu Dandenault played center for the first time
in his NHL career. He had previously played both wing positions and
both left and right defense in his nine-season NHL career. Steve
Thomas and Darren McCarty were his wingers. ... LW Raffi Torres
(ankle) and RW Radek Dvorak (groin) missed the game for Edmonton.
... Draper's goal in the first period was the Red Wings'
league-leading 14th short-handed goal of the season. Draper is
second in the NHL with five short-handed goals.
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Arena: Joe Louis Arena Location: Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Blaine Angus, Paul Devorski Linesmen: Pierre Racicot, Ray Scapinello