Well, that was an impressive way for the Red Wings to end the regular season.

Facing a quality opponent in need of a victory, the Red Wings were able to rest several key players, yet had enough on hand to defeat the slumping St. Louis Blues 3-0.

The victory gave the Red Wings a 39-28-15 record, with 93 points, to end the regular season.

Now the truly important stuff begins.

The Red Wings open the first-round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, presumably Thursday (the league has yet to officially announce the schedule), against the Boston Bruins. The Red Wings defeated the top-seeded (and Presidents Trophy-winning) Bruins three of four games this season.

The Red Wings rested goalie Jimmy Howard and defensemen Niklas Kronwall and Danny DeKeyser on Sunday.

Two goals from Justin Abdelkader and one from Riley Sheahan, plus shutout goaltending from Petr Mrazek, was enough to hold off a Blues team that is going through a stretch of the injuries the Red Wings could have identified with a month ago.