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Just a few weeks ago, the Red Wings were seven points back of Toronto and catching the Leafs looked like wishful thinking. After a few key wins by Detroit and seven straight regulation losses by Toronto down the stretch, the two teams are deadlocked at 80 points, and are in a four-way tie for the Wild Card spots in the East.
Tonight, Detroit will head into Toronto looking to make a big leap in the standings and separate themselves from the pack by earning two points.
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You can watch tonight's 7:00 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit or CBC, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on AM 1270.