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As the Detroit Red Wings try to qualify for their 22nd consecutive postseason, we’re taking a daily look at the key games that could impact that pursuit.
Western Conference results from last night
Chicago 3, Detroit 2 (so)
Columbus 4, St. Louis 1
Dallas 5, Nashville 2
Calgary 3, Phoenix 2 (ot)
Current Western Conference standings (through 4/9/12)
1. Chicago Blackhawks — 66 points (x)
2. Anaheim Ducks — 59 points
3. Vancouver Canucks — 52 points
4. Los Angeles Kings — 50 points
5. San Jose Sharks — 49 points
6. St. Louis Blues — 48 points
7. Minnesota Wild — 46 points
8. Detroit Red Wings — 45 points
9. Dallas Stars — 43 points
10. Phoenix Coyotes — 43 points
11. Columbus Blue Jackets — 43 points
12. Edmonton Oilers — 39 points
13. Nashville Predators — 38 points
14. Calgary Flames — 34 points
15. Colorado Avalanche — 32 points
(x = qualified for playoffs)
Tonight’s Western Conference games
Vancouver Canucks at Colorado Avalanche
Columbus Blue Jackets at Minnesota Wild
San Jose Sharks at Dallas Stars
Calgary Flames at Edmonton Oilers
Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings
Red Wings fans should be rooting for …
Colorado, San Jose, Calgary, Anaheim and … well, it gets tough for the Columbus-Minnesota game. A Minnesota win would keep the Blue Jackets two points back of Detroit, with the Wings having a game in hand; a Columbus win in regulation would tie the Blue Jackets with Detroit but keep Minnesota just a point ahead for seventh.
The biggest game on Saturday, from the Red Wings’ perspective, is San Jose-Dallas. Thanks to their back-to-back ties, the Red Wings no longer control their own playoff destiny — if Dallas wins tonight, it would jump Detroit due to a lead in the regulation-plus-OT wins tiebreaker. A San Jose win would put the Red Wings back in control of their playoff fate with seven games to go.
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Playoff hockey and Hockey Town go together like peanut butter and jelly. Detroit has missed the playoffs just once since 1991. Even more impressive is that they have gotten knocked out in the front round just three times since 1995. This year however, the Red Wings are feeling blue. Photo Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS Currently they sit on the cusp of the playoffs, located in eighth...
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It’s a fair question to ask.
Detroit is playing for their playoff lives and in danger of missing the postseason for the first time since the 89-90’ season. That’s before Lidstrom made his way to Detroit and back when Head Coach Mike Babcock was 2-years removed from his minor league hockey career that ended in 1988 with the Whitley Warriors.
In fact it’s been so long since...
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The Red Wings can't seem to get their positives to outnumber the negatives dogging them lately, and that has Detroit fighting for its playoff life as the scene shifts to Nashville on Sunday.
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BC reader @deanonicolaides wanted you guys to see this Red Wings chick in Chicago tonight going handjob gesture after D…
Henrik Zetterberg scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 Sunday night for a crucial two points in their chase to extend their streak of playoff berths.
The Red Wings got their first win in four games, the last two shootout losses, and moved into sole possession of eighth in the Western Conference two points ahead of Dallas and Columbus...
The Red Wings and Blackhawks played their last game as Central Division rivals last night, and while the Hawks came out on top (as is usual these days), the New York Times' Ben Strauss suggests that the rivalry won't fade away simply because the Wings are highly likely to move to an Eastern-based conference next season, and Strauss spoke to several of the most prominent figures...
After last nights craptastic game in which the Wings managed a charity point, DET remain in 8th, 2 pts behind MIN, and 2 pts in front of PHX.
If DET are lucky enough to limp into the post-season,then tonights tilt against CHI is the proverbial playoff preview. Looking at the'Hawks gaudy statistics, it could be ugly, really friggin ugly.
However, after witnessing last nights...
Red Wings earn yet another point, but fall yet again in the shootout to the Blackhawks, 3-2. The Red Wings came into this game needing to pull out every point possible, and they came out playing like it. The first period was a big defensive battle from both ends, with an electrifying playoff [...]
Another slow start to this one, but that didn’t really matter because Chicago didn’t score until later in the second when Detroit had taken back control of the game. This 3-2 shootout loss means Detroit got 3/8 points against Chicago this season and won zero games.
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Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators
Venue: Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, TN
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Television: Detroit- FS-D; National- NBC Sports Network
If the NHL playoffs started today, the Detroit Red Wings (19-15-7, 45 points, 9th place Western Conference) would find themselves in a position...