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Bruins vs. Red Wings Preview: Let's Play Spoiler

It's Detroit's season opener. Let's crash the party.

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:30 PM, Joe Louis Arena.

TV Broadcast: TVA Sports 2, NESN .

Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Winging It In Motown

Season Record: Bruins: 1-0-0 | Red Wings 0-0-0

Red Wings Lines:

Babcock actually refused to announce lines, saying "why don't we just announce the lineup tomorrow so if anything changes I don't have to change my mind." …anyways, here's the expected lineup:

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

Brendan Smith - Danny DeKeyser

Kyle Quincey - Jakub Kindl

Goaltenders: Jimmy Howard (starting), Jonas Gustavsson

Bruins Lines:

Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith

Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

Milan Lucic - Ryan Spooner - Matt Fraser

Daniel Paille - Craig Cunningham - Bobby Robins

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Dennis Seidenberg - Adam McQuaid

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

Game Notes:

  • Pavel Datsyuk will not be playing in Detroit's opener tonight, he's out with a separated right shoulder. The Red Wings are much more than just Datsyuk, but there's no denying they'll feel his absence.
  • Both the Bruins and the Red Wings have new, young players this season. We can expect this game to be more fast-paced than past encounters.
  • David Krejci is still out with mysterious "minor" injury. He should be back for game 4.


Hey, remember Game 5?