Why these playoffs are big for the Wings 

May, 20, 2013
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It would have been easy to write the Detroit Red Wings off heading into their second round matchup with the highly touted Chicago Blackhawks. After all, the 'Hawks have the best record in hockey, just cruised past Minnesota in Round 1 and had beaten Detroit seven straight times heading into the series. Following a 4-1 Chicago victory in the opener, things weren't exactly looking up for the Wings.

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