LAK have “hit the wall”, going 3-7-0 in their last ten, and losing to SJS last night. IF DET win tonight at NYI (who are 6-3-1 in last ten), they will move into playoff position. NSH, who did win last night, aren’t setting the world on fire either, 5-5 in their last ten. Bubba has 57 pts in 46 games; DET are 5 pts back, but have played two fewer games. Opportunity to close the rankings tonight against an opponent DET should handle easily. DET is statistically better in every category, and are riding their red-hot Calder candidate again tonight. Howard, in his last seven games, is 5-1-1, and has a ridiculous .959 save percentage. But for the love of gawd, can they do something about the damn PP (not the PK) - - 2-for-42 (4.8%) in the last 13 games - - ugly.Honestly, I don’t have a good...

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