Drew Miller scored the game-winning goal and the Detroit Red Wings won for the fifth time in six games, downing the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night in Edmonton.
Miller's goal was the culmination of a barrage of pressure by Detroit in the final period, as the Red Wings outshot the Oilers 10-5 in the final period.
Danny Cleary gave Detroit a 1-0 lead just 4:33 into the game, and it stayed that way throughout the first period. But Ryan Jones struck quickly in the second period to tie the game for Vancouver. Jiri Hudler gave Detroit the lead back, but Jordan Eberle incredibly scored on a power play goal with just a second to go before the second intermission.
With the win, Detroit passes by the St. Louis Blues for second place in the Central Division, and with 43 points, they only trail the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks by three points.
The Red Wings continue their four-game road trip when they take on the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday and the Calgary Flames on Thursday. They wrap up the road trip against the Nashville Predators on Dec. 26.