Flyers nab final playoff spot in East, Coyotes tangle with hot Red Wings

By IRA PODELL
AP Hockey Writer

Surprising Phoenix, which nearly came out of nowhere to pry the Pacific title and the top seed away from the Sharks, has the tough task of taking on No. 5 Detroit. The dangerous Red Wings have been in the Stanley Cup finals each of the past two years against Pittsburgh, winning the championship in 2008 and falling in seven games last June.

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