Hit the jump to have all the situations explained in an easy to understand flow chart (even Chris Pronger can do it!):
Click the chart for full size.
So in four of the five situations, Detroit plays Nashville. In 3 of those 4, Detroit finishes in 5th place. Not a favorable situation. Still, I'm not that worried in the end. Playoffs are a different breed than the regular season and I think this Detroit team has what it takes.
Anything can happen in the playoffs. It worries me and excites me equally and either way I won't sleep well till it's over!
Here is what I wonder though....
Does Chicago have any reason to win?
The only one I can think of is not having to travel out west first round.
Otherwise they play Nashville on the road if they win outright.
I find this quite interesting.
I'm not worried either. I think that Blues win showed ME at least... that we could win in a playoff type atmosphere on the road. I'm writing last night off as simply a tired performance. We will keep pushing forward no matter what.