Detroit Red Wings Have Some Breathing Room Now, But Don’t Exhale Yet

March 16th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
On Monday night, we saw the Detroit Red Wings do something they haven't done much of this season: win a third straight game.

For the second time in as many weeks, the Red Wings squared-off against the Calgary Flames with an opportunity to jump ahead of them in the standings by three points, and thus, acquiring the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The first time, they failed to seize the opportunity and ended up one point below Calgary in the ninth slot.

This time, they weathered an early deficit, a penalty-shot, and a four-minute Flames power play long enough to win the game and secure a three-point cushion in the standings between them and their opponent.

With less than a month left to go until the end of the regular season, now is a perfect time for the Wings to start pulling away from the teams just below them fighting for the final playoff spot Detroit currently occupies.

For the first time since starting their season in Sweden, the Red Wings have a healthy roster, solid goal-tending, and special teams that rank in the top 10 of the NHL.

The Wings are 7-2-1 over their past 10 games a ...

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