Found April 13, 2013 on The Detroit Sports Site:
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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