Bruins vs. Red Wings Game 5 Preview: Close it out

Gregory Shamus

The Habs are waiting. Can the Bruins get this done today?

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 3:00 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NBC, RDS, TSN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Winging it in Motown.

Series Record: Bruins 3-1 vs Red Wings 1-3

Wings Lines:

Henrik Zetterberg Pavel Datsyuk Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar Riley Sheahan Tomas Jurco
Johan Franzen Darren Helm Gustav Nyquist
Drew Miller David Legwand Luke Glendening
Niklas Kronwall Brendan Smith
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brian Lashoff Jakub Kindl
Jimmy Howard (starting)
Jonas Gustavsson

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic David Krejci Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Justin Florek Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron Gregory Campbell Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Johnny Boychuk Matt Bartkowski
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask (starting)
Hi I'm Chad Johnson

Game Notes:

  • This is a big one. If the Bruins can close out the Red Wings today, they'll have the opportunity to rest up while every other series ends, which could give them up to four or five days to gather themselves to face off against Montreal.
  • Just an optional skate for the Bruins yesterday, and no update on any injured players (Kelly, Paille).
  • Jimmy Howard apparently has a concussion? Jake Patersen has been called up from Saginaw of the OHL. Howard got kneed in the head by Carl Soderberg during game 3.

NEVER FORGET:

HERO IGGY.

Extra Skater Stats Preview

Link coming soon

Small sample size FF% chart? Small sample size FF% chart.

Player Usage Charts, playoffs to date

WE HAVE BLUE CIRCLES IN OUR USAGE CHART THIS IS NOT A DRILL

And Detroit is starting to see red...

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