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Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar spark Red Wings revival

Whiz kid forwards Gustav Nyquist (14) and Tomas Tatar (21) paid their dues in Detroit's system.

Whiz kid forwards Gustav Nyquist (14) and Tomas Tatar (21) paid their dues in Detroit's system.

The emergence of Nyquist and Tatar has made the Red Wings a dark-horse contender as the regular season comes to a close on Sunday. With Datsyuk back in the lineup (he missed 30 games with his knee injury) and a likely first-round meeting against the ailing and inconsistent Penguins, Detroit could make a run in the largely pedestrian Eastern Conference.

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