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Edmonton won 4-2 (Game 1 of 6)

Edmonton won 4-2

Game 1: Friday, April 21st
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Game 2: Sunday, April 23rd
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Game 3: Tuesday, April 25th
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Game 4: Thursday, April 27th
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Game 5: Saturday, April 29th
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Game 6: Monday, May 1st
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7:00 PM ET, April 21, 2006

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

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EDM 1 1 0 02
DET 1 0 1 13

K. Maltby (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

D. Roloson (Oilers - G): Saves: 54, Save Pct.: .947

S. Yzerman (Red Wings - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Edmonton at Detroit 7:00 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) - The Detroit Red Wings are proud owners of the Presidents' Trophy, but they undoubtedly have a bigger prize in mind.

The Red Wings begin a trek that they hope with culminate in a fourth Stanley Cup championship in nine seasons Friday when they skate with the Edmonton Oilers in Game One of their Western Conference quarterfinals series.

Detroit finished the regular season with 58 wins and 124 points - both league bests - and heads into the playoffs having won eight of its last nine games. The lone loss in that stretch came Tuesday in a meaningless 6-3 defeat to Nashville.

The Red Wings' leading scorer, Pavel Datsyuk has been out since April 3 with a left thigh injury but is expected to be ready for the playoffs.

Edmonton concluded the regular season with four wins in its last seven games, allowing a total of only 13 goals in that stretch. The goaltender in each of those contests was Dwayne Roloson, who was acquired from Minnesota at the trade deadline and has played better of late following some shaky starts immediately after the deal.

The eighth-seeded Oilers had missed the playoffs two of the last three seasons and have not won a postseason series since 1998. They have dropped both of their all-time playoff series with the Red Wings.

Edmonton won its first two meetings with Detroit this season - both in November - before losing the last two matchups.

Game Two is here on Sunday afternoon.

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