It's not quite for all the marbles, but the games start to count next week.
If Detroit can win this one, they'll be in the driver's seat to meet the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs as the #1 Wild Card seed. A win (or any point) will also clinch a playoff spot for the Red Wings and extend their annual streak of postseason play. They'll be ready to go.
But so will the Pens, bolstered by the return to the lineup by defenseman Kris Letang.
Business is about to pickup. Go Pens.