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Next year's realignment will kill off the Northwest and Southeast Divisions. This year's playoffs did it faster.
RT @Whoabot: dan o'halloran is absolutely terrible and brad watson is godawful. putting them together - in the playoffs - IN A GAME 7 - is irresponsible
The Wings and Hawks, less than 300 miles apart, will have more off days in their first four games than Detroit and Anaheim did.
The Wings haven't won a game against Chicago as the lower seed since April 19, 1966. Swept in 1970 and 1985.
The Wings haven't been the lower seed in a series with Chicago since the Blackhawks swept the best-of-five 1985 Norris Division Semifinals
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Chicago was the only higher seeded team to advance out of the Western Conference. Crazypants, as they say.
Wings are now 8-4 all-time in Game Seven after winning Game Six to force the deciding game.