Remember how the Philadelphia Flyers were never supposed to be anything close to a playoff team this year? Well, the Flyers sure don’t. Winners of four out of five, the Flyers are only three points out of a playoff spot after picking up a point in a shootout loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.
By the same token, remember when experts league-wide predicted that the Detroit Red Wings’ magical 24-season playoff streak would end this year?
The Red Wings have turned away that noise and excelled this season to the tune of a 23-14-7 record (53 points), a comfortable playoff spot, and status as the NHL’s seventh-best team.
Here are three things to know before the puck drops at 7:30 pm.
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