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Rinse And Repeat | Detroit Red Wings At Boston Bruins Game Preview

The Detroit Red Wings take on the Boston Bruins in Game Two action, at 3:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.

The Red Wings were able to hold off the Bruins and pull off the upset in Game One. The Wings proved they are not scared of the Bruins and can more than handle themselves against the self-proclaimed “Big Bad Bruins”. Pavel Datsyuk stepped up for Detroit last game, but now it is time for someone else to step up and carry the torch.

The Bruins received a stellar performance from Tuukka Rask in Game One and will most likely be treated to another performance, today. On offense, the Bruins will be looking to knock Detroit off their game and turn the game into a street fight by hitting at every chance and being as physical as possible.

Projected Line-up

Forwards

Johan Franzen – Pavel Datsyuk – Justin Abdelkader

Gustav Nyquist – Riley Sheahan – Tomas Tatar

Daniel Alfredsson – Darren Helm – Tomas Jurco

Drew Miller – Luke Glendening – David Legwand

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall – Brendan Smith

Kyle Quincey – Danny DeKeyser

Jakub Kindl – Brian Lashoff

Goaltender

Jimmy Howard

  • The Red Wings have a 15-19-0 overall record against the Bruins in the Playoffs.
  • If Game One is any indication on how this series will be played, then do not expect many goals.
  • Jimmy Howard was spectacular in Game One and if the Red Wings have a shot at winning today, he will have to be just as good or better.
  • Danny DeKeyser was speared in the genitals by Milan Lucic, which resulted in a $5,000 fine and the questioning of the NHL’s Department of Play Safety.
  • The Red Wings had a lot of wasted scoring chances; today they will not be able to afford to waste any opportunities.
  • The defense was solid for Detroit in the first game; Danny DeKeyser and Kyle Quincey shut down the Bergeron line, while Niklas Kronwall and Brendan Smith took care of the Kecji line.
  • In order to get a victory the Red Wings will need to get the same performance out of their defensive players.
  • At times the Red Wings struggled to get out of their own zone and the Wings’ fourth line was the worst offender. They need to limit the pressure Boston can put on Howard and the more time Detroit does not spend their their zone the less likely it becomes that Boston will score.

Prediction: The Detroit Red Wings At Boston Bruins game should be an interesting one. Will the Red Wings extend their lead or will Boston tie up the series? 2-1 Boston victory.

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