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Red Wings eye Presidents' Trophy

Mar 28, 2008 - 1:59 PM
St Louis (30-34-12) at Detroit (51-20-6) 7:30 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) - The Detroit Red Wings could clinch their sixth Presidents' Trophy and home ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday.

To secure the honor, the Red Wings need to win and have the San Jose Sharks (46-21-10) lose in regulation to Anaheim later Friday.

Already assured a place in the playoffs, the Red Wings extended their winning streak to four games on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over the Blues.

"There's no practice that I can run that gives you exactly what it's like in the playoffs," Red Wings' coach Mike Babcock said. "You're either up one or down one or tied going into the third period every single night, that's what it is.

"That means be poised in your own zone, don't give up anything, be real patient and then drive to the net as much as you can."

Tuesday's win also marked the return of Detroit right wing Dan Cleary, who missed 19 games with a broken jaw. Detroit has won nine of its past 11 games, outscoring the opposition 39-23.

St. Louis, 1-7-2 in its last 10 games, was eliminated from the playoffs for the third straight season on Monday.

"Our situation is we're out of the playoffs, but there's a lot on the line for everyone in this locker room," Blues' center Andy McDonald said. "We want to play hard for our fans, we want to give them something to cheer about."








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    ST LOUIS 1 1 1 1 4
    DETROIT 0 1 2 0 3 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, BRAD BOYES) 4:29
    DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSKI 13 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVE

    Mar 28 10:14 PM


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    ST LOUIS 4
    DETROIT 3
    OT: STL - BRAD BOYES 40 (PAUL KARIYA, JEFF WOYWITKA) 2:43

    Blues 4, Red Wings 3  End of OTMar 28 10:11 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1 1 3
    DETROIT 0 1 2 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, BRAD BOYES) 4:29
    DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSKI 13 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 5:07
    3RD PRD: STL

    Mar 28 10:05 PM
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    Blues 3, Red Wings 3  OT - 4:55Mar 28 10:05 PM


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    ST LOUIS 3
    DETROIT 3
    3RD PRD: DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 25 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL DATSYUK)
    15:19

    Blues 3, Red Wings 3  3rd - 4:41Mar 28 10:03 PM
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    Blues 3, Red Wings 3  3rd - 4:41Mar 28 10:03 PM
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    Blues 3, Red Wings 2  3rd - 6:31Mar 28 10:02 PM


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    ST LOUIS 3
    DETROIT 2
    3RD PRD: DET - (PP) JOHAN FRANZEN 24 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 13:29

    Blues 3, Red Wings 2  3rd - 6:31Mar 28 9:56 PM


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    ST LOUIS 3
    DETROIT 1
    3RD PRD: STL - ANDY MCDONALD 17 (UNASSISTED) 5:44

    Blues 3, Red Wings 1  3rd - 14:16Mar 28 9:46 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1 2
    DETROIT 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, BRAD BOYES) 4:29
    DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSKI 13 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 5:07
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Mar 28 9:11 PM


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    ST LOUIS 2
    DETROIT 1
    2ND PRD: DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSKI 13 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 5:07

    Blues 2, Red Wings 1  2nd - 14:53Mar 28 8:45 PM


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    ST LOUIS 2
    DETROIT 0
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, BRAD BOYES) 4:29

    Blues 2, Red Wings 0  2nd - 15:31Mar 28 8:43 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1
    DETROIT 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    STL 9 9
    DET 15 15
    GOALIES: STL - MANNY LEGACE
    DET -

    Mar 28 8:17 PM


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    ST LOUIS 1
    DETROIT 0
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20

    Blues 1, Red Wings 0  1st - 7:40Mar 28 8:03 PM