Detroit qualified by earning a point while Boston lost to Florida.
Red Wings fans will be able to purchase tickets for each of the team’s first two potential opening-round home games against a to-be-determined opponent, most likely the Tampa Bay Lightning or Montreal Canadiens.
The broadcast trailed only the San Francisco-Green Bay game last year on Fox at 47.1 million and the 2012 Pittsburgh-Denver game on CBS at 42.4 million.
Detroit was driving with a 20-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter when referee Pete Morelli announced a pass interference penalty against Anthony Hitchens on a third-down pass to Brandon Pettigrew …
The Lions (11-6) went 99 yards for one of two first-quarter touchdowns, but Matthew Stafford couldn’t get them in the end zone again
With the playoffs near that means it’s now time to get your Detroit Lions playoff gear.
If Price, Scherzer and Verlander are at their best, the Tigers could perhaps be considered World Series favorites, but as the last couple months have shown, that’s no guarantee.
The penalty has been handed down for the cheap shot issued in Game 1 of the Red Wings and Bruins game in Boston Friday night.
Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the possibility of adding two teams to the playoffs will “continue to get serious consideration.”