Remember how excited Chicago was for reaching 100 points for the first time in the history of their franchise? Well, last night Detroit secured a triple-digit point season for the 10th consecutive time. Yeah, that means that when Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were still in their pre-teens, the Detroit Red Wings were already churning out 100+ point seasons, and they haven't stopped since.
We won't be 8th in the Western Conference.
Securing those points last night means that Colorado doesn't have a chance of catching us. Plus, Chicago beat them 5-2 yesterday, so they're pretty much set at either playing Chicago or San Jose. I'm guessing the Sharks and Hawks are pretty okay with playing Denver in the first round.
Big game #1 today: Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings
In about a half hour, the Kings and the last place Oilers will be hitting the ice at the Staples Center. The Kings are going to try and keep pace with Detroit and Edmonton is playing to...well...just to get this season over with. But, Edmonton can't hurt their chances of winning the draft lottery for the #1 overall pick, so why not give it your all tonight, boys?
Big game #2 today: St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators
Nashville can only tie Detroit in points with their last game of the season. Unfortunately, a tie in points means that Nashville will get the higher seed since Bubba managed to muster more victories than the Wings did this season. I don't know what the rivalry is like between St. Louis and Nashville.. does Music Town vs the team with the music note mean anything to anyone in either city? Regardless, if St. Louis allows us to finish higher than Bubba this year, I'll forgive them for ruining those two games in Stockholm.
Regardless of how either of these games turn out. Detroit better show up to play against little brother tomorrow.
Congrats on the record-setting 10th consecutive hundred point season, Detroit. But your work has just begun.