However, teams often have mini-playoffs within the regular season. The Preds won their season series with the Wings 4-2. The wins included:
- 3 Pred wins in a row against the defending Stanley Cup champs
- an 8-0 beat down of the Wings in Nashville
- 2 consecutive wins at the Joe including tonight's shootout victory
Spare me the reminder that the Wings are the defending cup champs. I know it & I get it. But over the 10 year history of the Preds, its often hard to talk justifiable trash against the Wings. So I'll take it where I can get it.