Just the Facts:
Game Time: 8:00 PM, Joe Louis Arena.
TV Broadcast: NBCSN, TVA, SN1.
Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: Winging It In Motown
Red Wings Lines:
Justin Abdelkader - Henrik Zetterberg - Johan Franzen
Tomas Tatar - Riley Sheahan - Tomas Jurco
Gustav Nyquist - Darren Helm - Andrej Nestrasil
Joakim Andersson - Luke Glendening - Drew Miller
Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyser - Brendan Smith
Kyle Quincey - Jakub Kindl
Goaltenders: (starting) Jimmy Howard, Jonas Gustavsson
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Ryan Spooner - Simon Gagne (!)
Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug - Kevan Miller
Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg
- Right now, the Bruins are dealing with a three-game losing streak and an average of one goal a game. It's early in the season and the rookies need to get used to a fast-paced NHL. There's no need to panic, but if the Bs plan on winning this second Red Wings matchup, they have to start producing on offense.
- Bruins signed Simon Gagne to a one-year contract on Tuesday. I'm optimistic that he'll bring veteran strength and the goal production the Bruins desperately need. "Experience is number one," said Julien of signing Gagne.
- Last time Detroit beat Boston 2-1 and Howard showed exceptional goaltending. So, yeah. Boston needs to improve on offense. It's Boston's last chance to capitalize on a Red Wings team without Datsyuk. Let's do this.
Last Game in Fancy Stats:
This is....not cute. The Bruins controlled possession HARD at the beginning of the game, had a crappy second period, then had a decent third period - right until the last few minutes, when the Avs hammered away for the last-second goal.
If I keep watching last years highlights, is this season really happening?