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How Big Is The Game Against Montreal Tonight?

According to SportsClubStats, if Detroit wins in regulation or OT  tonight, their playoff chances increase by 9.7%.  If they win in the shootout their chances improve by 8.7%.

If Detroit would suffer a loss in regulation, their playoff chances decrease by 14.2%.  A loss in OT or shootout, their odds decrease by 2.4%.

After all games Wednesday night...



Detroit is the only team playing tonight in the group above.

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So you are saying tonight’s game is not a big deal?  wink

Looking at the schedule, is it just me or does it look like the Flyers might actually not make it this season?

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/27/14 at 10:11 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Just win, boyz.




Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/27/14 at 10:16 AM ET


Every game is critical but you can’t win them all. However, needing to stop a 2 game losing streak is important and is one of those games in hand that don’t mean anything unless you win them.

The ball is in the Wing’s court so it is up them to play inspired hockey for 60 minutes or at least outscore their mistakes. It won’t be easy against Price.

Posted by NewfieWing on 03/27/14 at 10:24 AM ET

gowings's avatar

Living in MTL theses days are harsh ....I am so used to having the Wings make the playoffs (and it helped that we were in the Western conference…so nobody cared about my team)...now, I get to be ridiculed at LOL…..I get the chant ” hey hey hey goodbye” when I watch the Wings at a sports bar…...

Tonight will be brutal….not sure I have the stomach to go out and watch. Montrealers have a very short term memory….now that their team is making the playoffs, they are just the best in town and acting as if it was always the case (clearly not knowing what that is really like….mmmm since the last 20 years..)

Anyway, we do have one thing in common and that is our hatred for Toronto…but Toronto has a favorable schedule compared to us and Columbus….We need all the wins, but looking at the teams that we will meet, Tampa and Boston is not likely….so wining against the Habs and T.O will be essential…

And I know I am being selfish, but I have tickets for April 5th VS the habs in the lower bowl….I would just love to just enjoy the game and not be certain to be out of the playoff picture at that point.

But I like the endless optimism of ” Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit” Let’s Go Red Wings!!!

Posted by gowings from MTL on 03/27/14 at 10:35 AM ET

Its All Hockey's avatar

being a leaf fan I have no sympathy for the wings fans … I have my own issues as I watch the leafs fall & fall & fall…

Posted by Its All Hockey on 03/27/14 at 11:06 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

being a leaf fan I have no sympathy for the wings fans

Sympathy is between $hit and syphilis in the dictionary.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/27/14 at 11:21 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Remarkably, Detroit has more ROW than the 2 teams immediately trailing them in competition for spot #8.

Posted by RWBill on 03/27/14 at 11:30 AM ET

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