The Red Wings are in danger of ending their playoff streak this year, and some say they should begin selling. The Wings are sorely missing starter Jimmy Howard, out with an MCL sprain for a bit longer; however, newcomer Jared Coreau has played quite well - better than Petr Mrazek, who stole Howard's starting job last season - and may get the call again tonight.
Tomas Vanek is on FIRE. 9 points in his last six games. If Detroit sells, do the Bruins go for their kryptonite to boost scoring? Could he even score for the Bruins, if he's so good against them? Will time tell? (Hint: PLEEZGAWDNO.)
The Bruins' position in the standings is masked heavily by games other teams have in hand. With 47 GP, they're ahead of all the teams in the conference, and the two teams just behind them have many games to make up the difference. Division wins are the most important they've been in recent history, and yes, we're including the last two failed playoff races.