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Wings Did What They Had To Do In Win Over The Edmonton Oilers

10/30/2019 at 9:29am EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

In order to stop their eight-game slide Tuesday, the Detroit Red Wings needed to contain two of the most talented and hottest players in the NHL.

That’s what they did, with Jimmy Howard and Dylan Larkin leading the way.

The Red Wings held Edmonton’s dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl to one goal and defeated the Oilers 3-1 at Little Caesars Arena, their first victory in nine games (1-7-1).

“I guess it’s a relief for us,” Larkin said. “I think it was building, though, the good feeling. It’s not just tonight. It was the way we built the past couple of games. We didn’t get the result we wanted (the previous two games), but we stuck with it, played against a great team and we gutted it out. They have great players; they’re going to make plays. Our goalie was our best player. We need that and it feels pretty good in the room right now.”

It was their first win since Oct. 10 and improved their record to 4-8-1. The surprising Oilers, in their first season under former Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, are 8-4-1.

“We had to find a way to win a game, so it’s huge just from a confidence standpoint,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We’re focusing on process and I thought the last number of games our process has been pretty good overall. But you have to win to breed confidence.

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