Oilers beat Red Wings in shootout

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Patrick O'Sullivan beat Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot in the third round of a shootout, and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped Henrik Zetterberg on Detroit's final attempt to give the Edmonton Oilers a 6-5 victory Thursday night.

The Red Wings overcame a 5-1 deficit to force overtime.

Zetterberg started the rally midway through the second period, and Jonathan Ericsson, Todd Bertuzzi and Patrick Eaves had third-period goals. Darren Helm also scored.

Ales Hemsky had two goals and an assist for Edmonton. Linemate Dustin Penner had a goal - his ninth of the season - and three assists, and Shawn Horcoff had a goal and two assists. Jean-Francois Jacques also scored.