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Detroit Red Wings: Still favorite despite loss to Oilers

The Detroit Red Wings lost 4-3 to the Edmonton Oilers, still the favorite for the Stanley Cup.

Detroit Red Wings: Still favorite despite loss to Oilers The bad spell over the Detroit Red Wings continue to linger, as the Red Wings lost their third in a row and ninth in their last 10 games with a 4-3 lost last night against the Edmonton Oilers on the road. The Oilers took an early 2-goal lead, which was quickly erased by the Red Wings with 2 power-play goals in the third, followed by a goal by Valtteri Filppula for Detroit with a little over 2 minutes left on the clock. And just when the Red Wings fans were looking forward celebrating the much-needed victory on the road, Oilers'  Fernando Pisani scored an equalizer during power-play with 26 second remaining, sending the game in overtime. Robert Nilsson scored the lone goal in the shootout as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Detroit Red Wings final 4-3 last night, giving the Oilers their NHL-record 13th shootout win this season.

 Despite the awful record in the last 10 games, the Detroit Red Wings, who still lead the conference, remain a strong favorite to win the 2008 Stanley Cup, as well as the Western. At the online sportsbook BodogLife, the odds on Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup are currently sitting at 3/1, followed by the Anaheim Ducks with odds 11/2 and the Ottawa Senators with odds on winning the Stanley Cup at 6/1. At the Western Conference Championship betting sheet, the Red Wings are the undisputed favorite with odds 11/10, making a wager almost a waste of money. The Ducks are 3/1 to win the Western Conference, followed by the Dallas Stars at 6/1.

 Published on 02/27/2008

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