I thought before the season the Red Wings would finish between 6th and 8th in the West best case scenario. Considering the circumstances and fashion it took to accomplish that, it's a truly remarkable feat they pulled it off at all. No Lidstrom, no Stuart, no Helm, no Bertuzzi and yet here we are celebrating a 22nd consecutive appearance in the playoffs. Everyone in the organization deserves a ton of credit for turning an already tough "transition year" into one of development and opportunity to still compete at the same time.
Very rewarding result tonight as a fan. Can't wait for the playoffs to start!