By winning four of their last five, they have all but locked up a spot.
Brian Gionta scored his second goal of the game late in the third period to give the surging Montreal Canadiens a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Though both the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens are coming off wins, both teams are seeking a full 60-minute effort Saturday night when they meet in Montreal.
Daniel Alfredsson had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings held off the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night.
When Pavel Datsyuk hits the ice Friday night at Joe Louis Arena, it will be his first game in the home arena of the Detroit Red Wings since Dec. 23, 2013.
Gustav Nyquist is in impressive company.
Whoo! You can uncover your eyes. The hockey playoff plans that became part of your thawing out process over the years can continue without interruption.
Usually when you read a tweet that says “teammates helping looking for teeth on the ice” — it’s never a good thing.
It is no secret that Gustav Nyquist is having a great season.
Nyquist broke a tie with 7:12 left in the third period on his only shot of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings held on to beat Boston 3-2 on Wednesday night.