Detroit is less than one period away from clinching their 22nd straight playoff spot. They are up 3-0 with 12:00 min to play as a I type this. Good to see them come through to keep the streak alive. Remaining playoff scenarios...
*Earn at least one point in Dallas on Saturday, ending regulation time with a tie.
*If Columbus loses at home Saturday against Nashville, the Red Wings will make the playoffs regardless of what they do in Dallas.
*If the Minnesota Wild lose both of their remaining games, the Red Wings automatically make the playoffs.
If the Red Wings and Columbus finished tied in points the Red Wings have the tiebreaker advantage because of the greater amount of combined regulation time/overtime victories.
that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides