The Red Wings finally back in the playoffs?
BETTING À DAY
The fight is fierce in the Eastern Conference, but the Detroit Red Wings could make the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
Thanks in their 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday, the Michigan team moved just ahead of the Florida Panthers and behind the New York Islanders among the teams drafted.
< p>The Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals and even the Ottawa Senators haven't said their last word either.
Since their 25 consecutive Spring Ball appearances, from 1991 to 2016, the Red Wings went through a slow period. The brilliance of Dylan Larkin, Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond, to name a few, however, allows supporters of Derek Lalonde's troupe to show optimism.
In the duel of the day, the Wings took the lead at Little Caesars Arena in the second period. Filip Zadina and Michael Rasmussen hit the target in this engagement.
Andrew Copp and Filip Hronek also joined in the fun, while Vincent Trocheck replied for the Blueshirts.
In addition, Quebecer Alexis Lafrenière came to blows with defender Jake Walman in the third period. A few moments earlier, the latter struck a violent check against Trocheck.