During February, the Detroit Red Wings stood atop the league and looked poised to make a serious run for the Stanley Cup. They were riding an NHL-record 23-game home winning streak. Several players were having career years, and all seemed to be going great.
Then March hit and the injuries started to take control of the team. Ten players missed games during the month, and the team’s record fell apart as they only won three of 13 games for the month. This dropped them all the way down to fifth in the Western Conference.
Darren Helm is now the only missing regular player from the lineup, but he will be back by the weekend and possibly sooner. The team was able to get the rest of their injured players back by the end of the season, giving them a few games to shake the rust off.
Since the rash of injuries, fans and pundits have started to discount the team. They do not feel that they can get past Nashville. While Nashville is a good team, they are not the almighty unstoppable beast that people have made them out to be lately.
Here is why the Predators are not as invincible as some believe and why the Wings will win in six games.