Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/09/13 at 01:23 AM ET
It's called scoreboard watching or in my case, actually watching the games.
Many of you know I am a Red Wings fan but don't touch on it much in the KK Hockey section since that area is for all things hockey.
But I am experiencing something quite different than in years past and that is being worried about the Wings making the playoffs.
To make this short, I am now in a position were I am hoping teams above the Wings in the standings beat the teams below Detroit in the standings, thereby giving the Wings some breathing room while they sit in the 8th spot in the Western Conference.
Tonight, both Phoenix and Edmonton lost in regulation which does give Detroit a little cushion but I am still not convinced Detroit will make the playoffs.
The key to me is how they do during a crucial road swing. After playing San Jose in Detroit on Thursday, the Wings face this...
It the Wings can come back home with 5 out of a possible 8 points, they should be OK with 3 out of the final 4 games at home (PHX, LAK, NAS at home, DAL, the final regular season game on the road).
Until then, I will be watching.
Here's how the WC standings look after tonight's games.
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