Red Wings vs. Lightning: DSN writer predictions

It’s time for playoff hockey! Of course, that also means that each of us here at the DSN Red Wings chapter have been working hard on making our predictions for how the Red Wings/Lightning series will shake out. Here’s what we came up with: Shae Brophy – Author For the Wings, “just getting there” is getting … Read more

SERIES PREVIEW: Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

For the second straight season, the Detroit Red Wings will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last season’s outcome wasn’t what Wings fans wanted to see as Tampa defeated Detroit in seven games and advanced, while the good guys were sent home packing. We know the intensity … Read more

EDITORIAL: We should have known that the Wings would beat the odds and make the playoffs

Journey infamously said it best: “Don’t stop believing”. About two weeks ago, I said that the Detroit Red Wings would probably miss the playoffs. It wasn’t a very well-received notion, but it was a statistically backed up thought. At one point, they were staring at a 38% likelihood of making it in, and needed a large amount … Read more

Detroit has advantage over banged-up Tampa Bay

Last year, the Detroit Red Wings weren’t able to overcome a healthy Tampa Bay Lightning squad and ultimately lost their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with them in seven games, despite having held a one-game lead twice. This time around though, it’s different. Tampa Bay will be without the services of sniper Steven Stamkos and stalwart defenseman … Read more

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo via: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Photo via: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings were able to stretch their amazing post-season streak to 24 seasons this year, and they got paired with a first round matchup against division rival Tampa Bay Lightning. The Red Wings were in solid playoff position for the first five months of the season, and were even in contention for the top spot in the division. March would come along then, and the Red Wings would hit a slump that put them in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in 24 years. The Red Wings would win two of their final three games, and earn 5 of 6 possible points, to clinch third place overall in the division.

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