Quick Hits: The Playoffs? Edition

In Red Wings Land

Red Wings brace for playoff-like series against Stars, who are looking to make a push - Detroit News

“It’s going to be challenging; they’re fighting for their lives right now,” Larkin said. “Every team is, so are we. It’s a great challenge, something that we need to step up to. They are a team that went to the Stanley Cup Finals last year, they know playoff hockey and I’m sure they’re treating every game here on out like playoff hockey.

Much like an actual playoff series for the Red Wings, it will be over in four games!

Around the League

Sabres miss playoffs again, Eichel injury, penalty kill among culprits - NHL.com

Buffalo (11-26-7) was eliminated from contention when it lost 3-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The Sabres can finish no higher than fifth in the eight-team MassMutual East Division. The top four teams qualify for the playoffs.

ICYMI this weekend, the Sabres were officially eliminated. Now we wait for this same post to go up about our team.