This is not good. With the playoffs just around the corner, the Red Wings' defensive line is taking some serious hits. First Lebda, now Kronwall and Lidstrom. Lidstrom should be back to full health by playoff time, but Kronwall is going to miss the entire post-season. It's never a good sign when a team has to call up a defenseman from the minors with one week left in the regular season.
Still, the Wings have been playing outstanding hockey all season, and they have amped it up at just the right time. With luck, they'll take the President's Trophy and lock in home ice advantage for the playoffs.