UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 18: The ice surface photographed on March 18, 2008 prior to the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Wings Win Again, In Position To Clinch
Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists as the Detroit Red Wings beat Nashville 5-2 on Thursday night for their third win in a row. Johan Franzen added a goal and an assist, while Valtteri Filppula, Patrick Eaves, and Justin Abdelkader also had goals. The Red Wings can clinch a playoff berth on the last day of the season with a single point. A Wings win or tie at Dallas on Saturday would get the job, or a Columbus loss of tie to Nashville on Saturday would also clinch it for the Wings.