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It’s The B-Spoke Against the Winged Wheel

No Datyuk- understandable.  No Alfredsson- welcome back Bert.

Detroit is the only team playing tonight involved in the wild card race in the East and two points tonight would mean this...

Detroit would have 86 points with 76 games played.

It would put 3 point cushion between themselves and Columbus, with the BJs playing one less game.

Toronto would be 4 points behind while playing one more game than Detroit and Washington would be 5 points behind with both teams having played the same number of games.

Two points, any way they can get them, gives the Wings some breathing room.

All looks good above, but a win is the great unknown.

Here we go again, shift by shift, play a full game and get the puck out of the defensive zone as quickly as possible.

Forecheck hard, go to the net and get the 2 points.  Rest, get ready to host Buffalo on Friday.

It's a Live Blog bitches.

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RWBill's avatar

This is one of the most important graphics ever in the history of the interwebs.

IF the Wings can muster just 4 wins of their next 7, the teams currently under the playoff tide line will have to be perfect in their remaining games to catch the Wings at 92 points.  The Wings do have ROW on Toronto and the Capitals, but NJD has the higher ROW on Detroit.  However, they first would have to play perfectly, if Detroit can go 4-3-0.

3 Detroit wins will still make things very difficult for the 9-11 teams.

Let’s update again in 16 hours.

LGRW.


Lock Out 1 Apr 14

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/02/14 at 06:34 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Paul!

Just Win! smile

Nothing is Impossible!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/02/14 at 06:35 PM ET

Jaromir Blogger's avatar

Thanks for your post, RWBill!

Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 04/02/14 at 06:36 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

4-3 in the next 7 certainly seems do-able; but other than the two Buffalo games the Wings play some quality teams to close out this season. Just another reason why a win tonight against the best team in the NHL is HUGE.

Also hoping the Blues will be resting lots of players during the last game.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/02/14 at 06:41 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Evenin’ Bitches. Thanks, Paul.

Whatever it takes to make the Playoffs!

Let’s Roll!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/02/14 at 06:42 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

it’s not a game ...

it is one shift at a time.

win each shift. win the game. Our.Two.Points.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/02/14 at 06:46 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Thanks, Boss.  Slainte.

CAR flippin’ wins so Wings really need to step up these last seven games.  Already looking at it like a best-of-seven series and the season hasn’t even finished.

Our two points, Wings.  Earn ‘em.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 06:47 PM ET

Avatar

It’s a Live Blog bitches.
——
That made me laugh, Paul.  As always, thanks for your coverage.


Let’s go Red Wings !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ZandPasha11 on 04/02/14 at 06:48 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Well well.  It’s the end of last season all over again.  Get em boys.  LGRW.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/02/14 at 06:48 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

God Kväll Bitches.!!
tack Paul !!

Lets us just get those två points !!!
läts gå Red Wings !!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 04/02/14 at 07:02 PM ET

aerodude's avatar

Our 2 points guys, let’s get em.

Posted by aerodude on 04/02/14 at 07:02 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

over-under on the first time Edzo mentions Detroit’s “subtle interference”: 19:54 left in the first period

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/02/14 at 07:03 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

it is one shift at a time.

Yes, yes it is.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/02/14 at 07:04 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

If a woman patted me on the back and I said “I think you found something”, she would slap me. Twice.

A bear says it, and a hottie invites him to a party.

Life isn’t fair.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/02/14 at 07:07 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Man, I love ViaSat.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 07:07 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

This is a Tarp game.  For the Bruins!

Or are we suddenly overconfident?

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/02/14 at 07:09 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Evening Bitches. Thanks for the stats RW and + 19 for Stoney’s comments.

LGRW

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/02/14 at 07:09 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

*sigh* NBC….

i’m in anyway.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/02/14 at 07:10 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I was hoping Gerry Cheevers would start for the Bs

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/02/14 at 07:10 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Ugh, the worst crew on NBC too.

Oh well, I will ignore them the best I can.  As long as the wings win.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 04/02/14 at 07:12 PM ET

SYF's avatar

And VIaSat feed is the NBCSN broadcast.

[sigh]

Mute, I will.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 07:13 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Bud light platinum anyone?  Kahula Mudslide?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/02/14 at 07:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Every time, I hear “Krejci,” I imagine Jack Edwards licking his lips after saying it like it’s a lollipop.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 07:14 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

How the fuch was that no interference?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/02/14 at 07:14 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

How the fuch was that no interference?

a white jersey interfered with a red one

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/02/14 at 07:16 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sync up, kids.  I know you wanna win real bad, but play together.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 07:17 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Mule’s shot had no mustard.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 07:18 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Evening kids.  NBC, uggh.  Let’s win this one just to give those maggots something to whine about.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/02/14 at 07:19 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

that is amazing Kronwall made such a poor play. I mean,that’s shocking, really

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 04/02/14 at 07:19 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

I’ll say this for the B’s thus far. Their anticipation of the play is superb at both ends of the ice.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 04/02/14 at 07:19 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Nice stop, Jimmy.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 07:19 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/02/14 at 07:19 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Nice Saves Jimmy!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/02/14 at 07:19 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Howard comes through. Big!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/02/14 at 07:20 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Need more Jimmeh.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/02/14 at 07:20 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Evening kids.  NBC, uggh.  Let’s win this one just to give those maggots something to whine about.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 04/02/14 at 08:19 PM ET

‘Sup.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 07:20 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

shift by shift ...

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 04/02/14 at 07:20 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Man you don’t see that Head-Man pass splitting the D actually work very much anymore like the loose-slots era 80s and 90s, except against the Wings D.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/02/14 at 07:21 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Nice Jimmah. Kindle looking brutal tonite.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 04/02/14 at 07:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Heh.  Just a dozen years away and the Wings will be a 100-year old franchise.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 04/02/14 at 07:23 PM ET

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