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Bruins vs. Red Wings Preview: Hanging at the Joe

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Just the Facts:

Game Time: 8PM, Joe Lewis Arena. TV Broadcast: NBCSN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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SBN Game Site: Bruins vs Red Wings coverage

Records: Bruins 52-17-6 (110 pts) (17-game point streak in the Andrej Meszaros era) vs. Red Wings 35-26-14 (85 pts)

Red Wings Lines:

Justin Abdelkader - Pavel Datsyuk - Daniel Alfredsson (note: these two are out. I'm not guessing what the lines will actually be now)
Johan Franzen - David Legwand - Gustav Nyquist
Tomas Tatar - Riley Sheahan - Tomas Jurco
Drew Miller - Luke Glendening - Darren Helm
Nicklas Kronwall - Brendan Smith
Kyle Quincey - Danny Dekeyser
Brian Lashoff - Jakub Kindl
Jimmy Howard
Jonas Gustavsson

Bruins Lines:

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

Game Notes:

  • We may actually get some line mixing for the Bruins today. David Krejci has "a cold" and Carl Soderberg's wife is having "a baby", so neither or both of them could be out of the lineup. Ryan Spooner has been recalled.
  • Pavel Datsyuk could make his return tonight. Oh boy oh boy. NOPE. Guess it's up to Gustav Nyquist Pride Of UMaine to score all the goals tonight.
  • THE SMITHS ARE BROTHERS AND THIS IS AN NBC GAME. It's not quite "the Staals are brothers" territory but there's potential here.
  • Detroit is up by one point on Columbus in the wild card race, and CBJ are up by one point on Toronto, who are up by one point on Washington. The Bruins could easily end up facing any of these four teams in a few weeks, so - let's consider tonight's game a round-1 preview.
  • WIIM are a bunch of jerks.

NEVER FORGET:

Remember "losing?" what a strange concept.