Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their first
Presidents' Trophy in 22 years on Wednesday thanks to a 4-1 win over the
Thanks in large part to playing their first 24 games of this season without a
loss in regulation, the Blackhawks clinched the best record in the NHL for the
first time since the 1990-91 season, the only other time they claimed the
honor which assures home-ice advantage through all four rounds of the
Patrick Kane had a goal and two assists while Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews
and Johnny Oduya all scored for the Blackhawks, who snapped a two-game slide
and upped their point total to 75.
Ray Emery started in net, but left with about six minutes to play in the first
period with a lower-body injury. He gave up one goal on eight shots while
Corey Crawford turned aside all 14 shots he faced.
Nail Yakupov scored the only goal of the game for the Oilers, who have lost
three straight and nine of their last 10. Devan Dubnyk allowed three goals on
29 shots in the loss.
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