Bruins vs. Red Wings Preview: Off to the dump called the Joe

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, Joe Louis Arena. TV Broadcast: NESN, NBCSN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 16-6-2 vs. Red Wings 11-7-7

Red Wings Lines:

Drew Miller - Joakim Andersson - Tomas Tatar
Henrik Zetterberg - Gustav Nyquist - Johan Franzen
Justin Abdelkader - Darren Helm - Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Cleary - Stephen Weiss - Mikael Samuelsson
Brendan Smith - Kyle Quincey
Jonathan Eriksson - Niklas Kronwall
Jakub Kindl - Brian Lashoff
Jonas Gustafsson
Jimmy Howard

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Loui Eriksson - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Reilly Smith - Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Johnny Boychuk - Matt Bartkowski
Kevan Miller - Torey Krug
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Preview:

The mighty mighty Red Wings have experienced some troubles since their move to the lowly Eastern Conference. They've only won 11 games, and while they've managed to squeak enough loser points from their 14 losses to keep them in playoff contention (7), all is not well in the motor city. Jimmy Howard, "star" goaltender whom many Red Wings fans were clamoring to get a shot in Sochi, has not won since November 1 against the Flames, with an 0-3-4 record. Hilarious! The Wings have been forced to rely on THE MONSTER in net, which hasn't been too terrible, but....man, how the mighty have fallen.

It's also become glaringly apparent how important Pavel Datsyuk is to the team; he will not play tonight, fortunately for the Bruins. Neither will Todd Bertuzzi. Detroit is 2-3-5 in their last 10 games, while the Bruins are 8-1-1. Not bad.

It's looking like Kevan Miller will play yet again tonight, as Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid continue to battle injuries. The Bruins' Swedes wil have a chance to give perennial Swedish powerhouse Detroit a taste of their own medicine, which could be a likely outcome considering the streaks Carl Söderberg and Loui Eriksson are on. And of course, Rask is in net, because....what else.

NEVER FORGET:

Just Krug, getting stuff done as usual

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