Detroit Red Wings: Why Red Wings Must Win Next 4 Games to Make Playoffs

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Detroit Red Wings: Why Red Wings Must Win Next 4 Games to Make Playoffs
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The Detroit Red Wings need to win the next four games to make the playoffs.

If this is surprising, then keep reading.

The Red Wings are hanging on to the eighth playoff seed in the Western Conference by the skin of their collective teeth.

The Phoenix Coyotes (one point back and a game in hand on Detroit) and the Los Angeles Kings (two points back and three games in hand on Detroit) are in hot pursuit for a playoff spot.

Either team could knock Detroit out of the playoffs.

But, Phoenix and Los Angeles aside, here are five reasons that the Red Wings need to win their next four games to make the playoffs this season.

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