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Red Wings hold on to beat Edmonton for second straight victory

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A timely penalty kill and a nice return between the pipes for Jimmy Howard helped push the Wings to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday afternoon from the Joe.

In addition to Howard’s productive day, Pavel Datsyuk also had a big outing with a goal (power play) and an assist in what was probably his best game yet of the season. Niklas Kronwall also had a goal on the power play his first of the season which ended up being the game winner.

The Wings also got a huge penalty kill late in the game after Johan Franzen was called for closing his hands on the puck.

Jimmy Howard ended up making 23 saves in the win.

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On the power play Detroit was 2/7 while generating 30 shots on goal while Edmonton was 1/8 with 24 total shots on goal.

The Wings now move to 6-4-1 on the season as they prepare to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings Sunday from the Joe.

h/t: AP (images)

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