With 10 Stanley Cups in franchise history , the Detroit Red Wings have methodically steamrolled the competition in the regular season.
The Red Wings, who have earned either the first or second seed in the Western Conference since winning it all six years ago, have won their fifth Presidents’ Trophy to earn home-ice advantage for the duration of its stay in the playoffs this season, as well. Not only has Detroit scored the third -most goals of any team , but the Red Wings have given up the fewest.Unlike previous seasons, when the Red Wings were ousted from the playoffs by seventh-seeded Anaheim in 2003, sixth-seeded Calgary in 2004, eighth-seeded Edmonton in 2006 and second-seeded Anaheim last year, the club has persevered down the stretch despite multiple injuries to key players.
Coach Mike Babcock, who this season became the first in NHL history to win at least 50 games in his first three seasons with a team.
Not to be forgotten are Detroit’s tireless penalty killers and checkers
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