By Ashley Dunkak
CBS DETROIT – About 10 months ago, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock thought the team had no chance of making the playoffs. The 23-year streak was going to come to an end.
“I just think we weren’t good enough, just not good enough,” Babcock told reporters Thursday in Montreal after the Red Wings clinched a playoff berth thanks in part to the point they gained with an overtime loss to the Canadiens. “I didn’t know some of the kids could be as good as they were.”
A loss by the Boston Bruins put Detroit over the edge, bumping the playoff streak to its 24th year.
The Red Wings would have preferred a win and two points rather than an overtime loss and one point, of course, but they were still happy to solidify a spot in the postseason.
“It doesn’t really matter how it looks, just get points, and we’ve been doing…
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