Final

Series (Game 4 of 4)

Detroit leads 3-1

Game 1: Monday, October 17th
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OT
Red Wings3
Game 2: Saturday, November 26th
Red Wings7Final
Sharks6
Game 3: Tuesday, February 28th
Red Wings1Final
Sharks5
Game 4: Thursday, March 23rd
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Red Wings4

Sharks 0

(34-24-10, 78 pts)

Red Wings 4

(48-15-6, 102 pts)

7:30 PM ET, March 23, 2006

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
SJ 0 0 00
DET 0 1 34

R. Lang (Red Wings - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

T. Holmstrom (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

N. Lidstrom (Red Wings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

San Jose (34-23-10) at Detroit (47-15-6) 7:30 pm EST

San Jose (34-23-10) at Detroit (47-15-6) 7:30 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- Now that the Detroit Red Wings have reached 100 points for the sixth straight season, their next goal is the third 50-win season in franchise history.

The Red Wings try to win for the seventh time in eight games and continue their quest for the Presidents' Trophy on Thursday when they host the San Jose Sharks.

Detroit has a five-point lead over Dallas for the top spot in the Western Conference and is tied with Ottawa for the league's best record and home-ice advantage throughout the postseason.

Brendan Shanahan scored his 32nd goal and Robert Lang added his 18th for the Red Wings in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators.

San Jose is making a late charge to secure a playoff spot. The Sharks have won six of seven - scoring 32 goals during that stretch - and are one point behind Edmonton and Los Angeles for eighth place in the West.

Vesa Toskala made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and Jonathan Cheechoo scored his 43rd goal - one shy of Owen Nolan's single-season franchise record - to lead San Jose in Tuesday's 6-0 win over St. Louis.

The Sharks have just two victories in 26 games at Detroit and are winless here since December 20, 2000. However, they scored five power-play goals in a 5-1 triumph over the Red Wings in their last meeting on February 28.

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