Detroit Sports

Monday, May 03, 2004

Playoff Time!

Both the Pistons and Redwings have very important playoff games tonight. The Redwings have the much bigger game as they face the Flames in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They are down 3-2 in this best of seven series,and the game is in Calgary. They also don't have their captain Steve Yzerman who got hit in the face with a puck in game 5. If the Wings can somehow win they will most likely win game 7 at home,but it will be very tough to score against Vevina Trophy Finalist Miikka Kiprusoff. He hasn't given up many goals this playoffs series, and I suspect that won't change much tonight. This game will show how good and how tough the Wings really are.
The Pistons also have a big playoff game tonight. They square off against the New Jersey Nets in game one in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Last year the Nets swept the Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Pistons are much better this year. They are more experienced and they have Rasheed Wallace. He is going to be the key to their success or downfall. If he has a great series they will beat the Nets. It will be a tough series for both teams and it will likely take 6-7 games for either team to finish one another off. Detroit has home-court advantage through out the series. They must win game one or game two or they could get swept by the Nets just like last year. It should be a great series.

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