Red Wings' reward for advancing is Blackhawks
DETROIT -- Detroit needed to win each of its last four games of the regular season just to get into the NHL playoffs for the 22nd straight season.
After rallying from a 3-2 series deficit against Anaheim, the seventh-seeded Red Wings refused to be knocked out and credited that regular-season streak for getting them to the second round.
"Those last four games really helped our team," Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg said. "We almost had a series before the postseason started."
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