Namestnikov scores 2, lifts Red Wings to win over Oilers

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Detroit Red Wings center Vladislav Namestnikov celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT (AP) — Vladislav Namestnikov scored in each of the first two periods to help the Detroit Red Wings take a three-goal lead as they beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.

The Oilers had won nine of their first 10 games for the first time in franchise history. They went 0 for 2 on the power play after becoming the first team since Pittsburgh in 2007 to open a season with a power-play goal in 10 straight games.

The Red Wings have won three straight and their rebuilding efforts finally seem to be paying off.

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