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.
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.