Edmonton (39-27-13) at Detroit (54-15-8) 7:30 pm EDT
DETROIT (Ticker) -- Even if they fail to win Tuesday, the
Detroit Red Wings can still clinch the league's best record.
Detroit can wrap up the Presidents' Trophy for a league-best
fifth time since 1985-1986 when they face the Edmonton Oilers,
who remain in a fight for the final Western Conference playoff
With six wins in their last seven games, the Red Wings have an
eight-point lead over Ottawa and Carolina for the league's best
mark. The Senators and the Hurricanes have just four games
Brendan Shanahan scored his 36th goal and Jason Williams added
his 20th for Detroit, which won its 10th straight road game with
Saturday 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Red
Wings also set a league record with their 29th road win of the
Looking to avoid missing the playoffs for the third time in four
seasons, Edmonton is eighth in the West, with a two-point edge
over Vancouver and three games left.
Despite a 23-4 edge in shots on goal in the third period of
Sunday's matchup against the St. Louis Blues, the Oilers
suffered a 2-1 loss. Chris Pronger's power-play goal with 25
seconds left prevented the shutout.
Edmonton won the first two encounters against Detroit this
season before the Red Wings posted a 6-5 victory on March
18. Williams and Henrik Zetterberg scored in the shootout