Don't let the fact that the Red Wings have a few days off keep you from being stressed out. Here are tonight's Western Conference games and what they mean to us...
Dallas (9th) at Columbus(14th)...If Dallas wins, they're only one point behind us. Columbus is 11 points behind us and no real threat. Go BJ's.
Vancouver (3rd) at Ottawa (East)...simple - Go Eastern Conference. Vancouver is only six points clear of Detroit. Hopefully, Ottawa keeps its hot streak going and leaves it that way. Go Sens.
San Jose (1st) at St. Louis (12th)... San Jose is pretty much out of reach of Detroit, unless we can make up 17 points between now and the end of the season. St. Louis, on the other hand, is only 5 points behind us. So, as much as I hate to say it: Go Sharks.
Colorado (6th) at Nashville(7th)...We're tied in points with Nashville, but they have two games in-hand on us. The Avs are currently 4 points clear of us. Want to bet this game goes to OT? I still think the Avs can still fall apart this season, and I don't want Bubba taking any points. Go Divealanche (in regulation, pretty please).
Edmonton (15th) at Minnesota (13th)...The Oilers' goose is pretty much cooked already. Pinky's Wild are 6 points south of Detroit in the standings. Go Oil.
Anaheim (11th) at Los Angeles (5th)...The Toronto Situation Room aided Anaheim in climbing within 3 points of us in the Western Conference. Los Angeles is 7 points ahead of us. This one is tough, but I hope the Kings stay hot (9-1-0 in their last 10) and stick it to the Ducks (in regulation, of course). Go Kings.
How many go to OT? I'll say at least 2 out of 6.