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Preview: A Battle In Boston | Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

The Detroit Red Wings continue their road trip in Boston as they take on the Bruins at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

Detroit is playing in their first back to back game of the season tonight and a few roster changes could be in the works for the team. The Red Wings will have to be much better in tonight’s game against the Bruins, they were very sloppy and the game was dictated to them rather than them taking control of the game.

It is Boston’s second game of the season and they had a day off so they should be rested and ready to play. The Bruins will come out tough and looking to inflict punishment on the Red Wings, but the Wings cannot play that game, they have to play smart and use their speed to beat the Bruins.

Projected Line-up

Forwards

Henrik Zetterberg – Pavel Datsyuk – Justin Abdelkader

Johan Franzen – Stephen Weiss – Daniel Alfredsson

Todd Bertuzzi – Joakim Andersson – Daniel Cleary

Drew Miller – Cory Emmerton – Tomas Tatar

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall – Jonathan Ericsson

Jakub Kindl  Danny DeKeyser

Brendan Smith  Kyle Quincey

Goaltender

Jimmy Howard

Stephen Weiss scored his first goal as a Red Wing and it was an overtime, game-winning game none the less. Take that Filppula.

Now it is Daniel Alfredsson‘s turn to pot his first goal as a Red Wing.

The Red Wings special teams were not the greatest against the Hurricanes, but the penalty kill did do a good job; the problem is the power play, which has not yet produced a point for the Wings.

Turns out Wednesday’s game was a fluke, Mikael Samuelsson was barely on the ice in the third period and that was the Wings best period of the game.

Babcock hinted at a roster change being a possibility and that could mean the addition or Tomas Tatar and subtraction of Samuelsson.

Danny DeKeyser stepped up big in yesterday’s game, logging the most short-handed time on ice of any defenseman and the third most time on ice of all the defensemen. The Wings need another big game from him and his partner Jakub Kindl.

In two games, Jimmy Howard has made two significant mistakes, both of which led to goals. Hopefully those mistakes are out of his system and he will be much better with the puck moving forward.

Prediction: After a rough game against the Hurricanes, things get tougher as they head into Boston. Red Wings fall to the Bruins 2-1.

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