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Bruins vs. Red Wings Game 1 Preview: It is time.

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Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:30 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN, NBCSN, TSN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Winging it in Motown

Series Record: Bruins 0-0 vs Red Wings 0-0

Wings Lines:

Gustav Nyquist Pavel Datsyuk Justin Abdelkader
Johan Franzen Darren Helm Daniel Alfredsson
Tomas Jurco Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
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
Chris Kelly Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille Gregory Campbell Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Johnny Boychuk Matt Bartkowski
Torey Krug Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask (starting)
Chad Johnson

Game Notes:

  • Everyone seems set on talking about the fact that the Bruins did terribly against the Wings this year but let's be real: most of those games were in the pre-Meszaros era. In the latter half of this season, the Bruins really seemed to gel together and get things done. If the March Bruins are the team that comes out tonight against Jimmy Howard and the Wings, things will be okay.
  • Tuukka Rask is 1-4-1 in six career games against the Red Wings. Let's fix that. On the flip side, mediocre goaltender Jimmy Howard is 4-1-0 against Boston. Not okay.
In future games we'll have extraskater data in this spot, but for now, let's watch some pump-up videos.