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National Hockey League

Blackhawks down Oilers, clinch Presidents' Trophy

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 Edmonton Oilers.

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 playoffs.

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.

04/25 00:13:20 ET

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