Published March 30, 2010
DETROIT (AP) — Brad Stuart scored with 1:07 left to lift the Detroit to a 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night after the Red Wings blew a 4-0 second-period lead.
Tom Gilbert scored twice, Mike Comrie added a goal and an assist, and Zack Stortini also scored for Edmonton. Jeff Deslauriers made 39 saves.
Stuart tipped Pavel Datsyuk's shot out of the air and past Deslauriers for his third goal. The play went to video replay to check if Stuart's stick was high.
Gilbert's second goal of the game, with 9:30 left in regulation, tied it at 4. He put in a one-time shot from the left circle for his fifth goal.
Stortini's wraparound goal made it 4-3, 3:03 into the third period. It was his fourth goal.
Detroit led 3-0 after the first period.
Lilja opened the scoring with his first goal, 6:38 into the game, when Valtteri Filppula's soft shot from the top of the left circle deflected in off of Lilja as he skated past the crease. The goal was originally credited to Filppula but was changed during the first intermission.
Kronwall made it 2-0 with 5:38 left in the first period with his sixth goal. He scored on a one-time snap shot from the slot. Miller put in a loose puck from the slot for his 10th goal to cap the period with 27 seconds left.
Franzen's power-play goal with 3:29 left in the second period made it 4-0. He got his 10th goal on a one-time shot from the slot.
But Edmonton scored twice in 56 seconds to trail 4-2 at the end of two periods.
Gilbert's first goal, on the power play, put the Oilers on the scoreboard with 2:58 left in the middle period. It was one-time slap shot from the high slot off a face-off. Comrie then came down the left wing, faked a slap shot from the circle and slid a shot between Howard's pads for his ninth goal.
NOTES: Detroit F Dan Clear missed his second game because of a sore groin. ... Red Wings centers Datsyuk (600th) and Henrik Zetterberg (500th) both reached games played milestones. ... Edmonton RW Dustin Penner left the game after taking a puck below the right eye with 2:24 left in the first period and did not return. ... Howard was named the NHL's Second Star for last week.