Tied with Columbus at 71 points apiece, the Red Wings know just how crucial these two points are as they attempt to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a 23rd consecutive season.
"It's been like this for the last 4-5 years, playing our way in," Jimmy Howard said. "Even after the Olympics in 2010, we went on a serious run to get in the playoffs. It's been like this for a little bit. I think guys in here don't press the panic button. We just go out and continue to play.
"We need that stress to understand the significance of each and every game. Every game means so much."
Tonight, Detroit will look to continue that run and break ahead of Columbus for that last wild card spot.
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