Lions' 0-2 Start Doesn't Mesh With Playoff HopesUSA Today ran the numbers, and teams that start 2-0 like the Lions are - newsflash - far less likely to make the playoffs. According to the story, "over the past six seasons you have a 4% chance of making the playoffs if you're winless headed into Week 3." And since the NFL expanded to its playoff format in 1990, only 11.2 percent of 204 teams to start 2-0 have made the playoffs that season.
Playoff Update: The Biggest Stories In The NBA, NHL PlayoffsHere's a look at the latest and most important storylines from around the NBA and NHL Playoffs.
With Longtime Powers Sidelined, NBA Playoffs Have Fresh LookSpurs and Celtics? Already eliminated.
Lightning Beat Red Wings, 5-2, To Force Game 7Tyler Johnson and Jason Garrison scored in the first period, and Johnson added another goal in the second to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead.
Red Wings Bring Series Lead Over Lightning Back To DetroitAside from a three-goal flurry at the end of Game 4, Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek has shut out the Lightning over the last three games.
Mrazek Shuts Down Lightning Again, Red Wings Win Game 5Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a disappointing loss to shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday night and take a 3-2 series lead.
Lightning Rally Past Red Wings, 3-2, In OT To Tie SeriesThe Red Wings led 2-0 in the third period before Johnson scored with 5:26 remaining. He then assisted on Ondrej Palat's tying goal 77 seconds later.
Fluky Bounce Gives Red Wings Goal In Game 4 [VIDEO]Joakim Andersson's shot bounced routinely off Bishop and up in the air, but when Bishop tried to bat the puck away with his stick, he instead accidentally knocked it back off the crossbar.
Mrazek Shuts Out Lightning 3-0; Detroit Takes Series Lead Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout.
Mrazek Passes Big Test, Red Wings Beat Lightning In Game 1Petr Mrazek had 44 saves in his NFL playoff debut to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.
Tickets For First 2 Postseason Red Wings' Home Games On SaleTickets to Detroit’s first two postseason home games are now available.
Red Wings Fall To Canadiens 4-3 In OT, Still Clinch Berth In PlayoffsDetroit qualified by earning a point while Boston lost to Florida.