Wings Tap Soaring Rally, Crashing Defeat

Three 3rd-period goals wasted as Oilers prevail 4-3 after shootout
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2008 4:06 AM CST
Wings Tap Soaring Rally, Crashing Defeat
Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Cogliano jumps onto teammate Tom Gilbert after Gilbert's goal on Detroit Red Wings' Chris Osgood during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jimmy Jeong)   (Associated Press)

The Red Wings' downward spiral almost looked as though it had reversed itself last night, when the team managed three unanswered third-period goals to take the lead over the Oilers. But Edmonton's tying goal with 29 seconds left, followed by a scoreless overtime period, put the advantage squarely with the Oilers, who won 4-3, Detroit News reports.

The NHL's best shootout team did what it's done 12 times before, and the Red Wings fell to 1-7-2 in their last 10 games. Chris Osgood got 26 saves for Detroit, but was plagued all night by Edmonton's Tom Gilbert, who got his goal early and then assisted on his team's other two. (Read more NHL stories.)

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