Red Wings @ Flyers - 4/4
Posted April 04, 2010 - 09:22 AM
Philadelphia is fighting for a playoff spot while the Red Wings have virtually locked up theirs. Detroit is, however, battling with the LA Kings and Nashville Predators for positioning.
The Predators moved to two points up on the Wings with yesterday afternoon's overtime win in Detroit. The Red Wings have two games in hand on Nashville, one of which is today.
The Kings lost in a shootout last night, keeping them one point back of Detroit.
The Phoenix Coyotes are nearly out of reach in fourth place in the Western Conference, six points up on Detroit with four games remaining. The Colorado Avalanche are holding down eight spot, seven points back with five games left. Calgary is tied with Colorado with one fewer game remaining.
Posted April 04, 2010 - 01:04 PM
Posted April 04, 2010 - 03:00 PM
Seems like Detroit showed up about 10 minutes late right off the bat. Playing a Goalie that hasn't played in what, 3 months, when you need 1 point to clinch a playoff spot doesn't seem like the worlds best strategy. Yeah, Ozzys a good goalie but a lot rested on this game. Right now Colorado and Calgary and have 1 and 2 games in hand on us respectively. Both are playing today but we could find ourselves fighting for our lives in Chicago next Sunday and end up in 9th. This could have been a done deal today but admittedly it's not all Ozzys fault. Lets hope this doesn't bite us in the ass in a week.
EDIT: Maybe not. The NHL site now shows #6 Det and #7 LA as having clinched playoff spots....
Posted April 04, 2010 - 07:49 PM
Calgary's loss did clinch a playoff spot for Detroit, though, so now it's all about positioning. Part of me is terrified of playing the NHL-owned team so with the Coyotes pretty much locked in to the #4 seed finishing fifth isn't such a big deal. That said, sixth means a hell of a lot of travel since it'd be a matchup with #3 Vancouver.
Chicago is the only team I really want to play right now but I don't want the Wings to slide that far down. It's a weird position to be in at this time of year.
Posted April 05, 2010 - 02:12 AM
Glad to see the Wings made it for a 19th second season. Lets hope it's a fruitful one.
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