With the 2-1 Detroit Red Wings loss to Nashville on Tuesday, the season fell to its final 15 games. Just 15 games ago, the Red Wings were putting the finishing touches on a thrilling 5-4 win over Edmonton. It kicked off a week’s worth of hope for a playoff appearance, something fans or players haven’t seen since the 2015-16 season.
But they’re still fighting, and trying to notch their first winning season since that last playoff appearance.
With 15 games left, here are five thoughts as the season winds down.