Red Wings Top Blackhawks in Season Finale

President's Trophy winners get two goals from captain Lidstrom
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2008 7:57 PM CDT
Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom accepts the 2008 President's Trophy as the league's regular season champion prior to their game against the Chicago Blackhawks Sunday, April 6, 2008.    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – Nicklas Lidstrom scored twice to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on the regular season’s final day. Detroit locked up the Presidents' Trophy, which goes to the team with the NHL's best record and ensures home ice throughout the playoffs, with 115 points and faces Nashville in the first round of the playoffs.

Jiri Hudler added a goal and an assist for the Red Wings and Mark Hartigan also scored. Dominik Hasek made 26 saves. Patrick Kane got Chicago's goal and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 34 shots. Hudler opened the scoring 7:21 into the first period when he converted Darren McCarty's pass from behind the net. Lidstrom made it 2-0 late in the second period.