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Record: 58-16-8 124 PTS in 82 GP PCT: .756
The Detroit Red Wings were a dominant team in 2005-06, totaling 124 points in an 82-game season which earned them the President's Trophy for the league's best record.
The Red Wings weren't just talented, they were deep. Eight different players scored 20 or more goals including Brendan Shanahan, Henrik Zetterberg, Robert Lang, Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom, Jason Williams, Mathieu Schneider and Mikael Sameulsson.
Add future HOFers Steve Yzerman, who was in his final season, Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom, who totaled 80 points, and you can see how much talent was assembled on Detroit's roster.
There was tragedy during this season, too, as Jiri Fischer went into cardiac arrest on the bench in a November game against Nashville. Fischer survived, but his hockey career was over.
Goaltending was an issue for Detroit. Manny Legace played very well during the season and played in 51 games, backed up by Chris Osgood.
In the playoffs, Coach Mike Babcock went with Legace. The Red Wings were eliminated in the opening round by the Edmonton Oilers. Two of Detroit's losses came in overtime. It was a disappointing end to a very promising season for the Red Wings.