By Sarah Kwak
April 09, 2014
Whiz kid forwards Gustav Nyquist (14) and Tomas Tatar (21) paid their dues in Detroit's system.
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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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