Preseason Game Preview: Bruins at Red Wings

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

Detroit, MI - 7pm

Watch: Currently, no broadcast is available for this game.

Listen: Red Wings (1270AM) Bruins (98.5FM)

Tonight the Red Wings welcome the Bruins into the Joe Louis Arena for the second preseason matchup between these clubs. On Thursday, the Wings iced many of their best players against a lighter Boston team and handed eight goals to their young goalie Malcolm Subban in the Wings' 8-2 victory. The Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader line combined for 4 goals and 10 points.

Looks like Boston will get a fighting chance at revenge in this one. Here's the Wings' projected lineup for today.

Johan Franzen Stephen Weiss Daniel Cleary
Gustav Nyquist Joakim Andersson Todd Bertuzzi
Andrew Miller Cory Emmerton Landon Ferraro
Calle Jarnkrok Riley Sheahan Tomas Jurco

Kyle Quincey Brendan Smith
Danny DeKeyser Brian Lashoff
Xavier Oullet Ryan Sproul

Jonas Gustavsson
Petr Mrazek

As of right now, it doesn't look like the Bruins lines are available but this looks like the roster that's playing at least. Notice Patrice Bergeron will be playing his first game since dying in the playoffs.

Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Gregory Campbell, Jordan Caron, Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Nick Johnson, Chris Kelly, Matt Lindblad, Brad Marchand, Reilly Smith, Carl Soderberg, Ryan Spooner.

Defensemen: Johnny Boychuk, Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller, Mike Moore, Dennis Seidenberg

Goaltenders: Chad Johnson, Niklas Svedberg

Thanks to user obie191970 from Stanley Cup of Chowder for the update.

This looks almost like a mirror copy of Thursday's game, where the Wings will be playing lines 2 & 3 as their 1 & 2 tonight. Neither of Detroit's top pairing guys are going and the backup is the starter. This should be a tougher matchup than that game was, but it's still preseason and we're looking more for development and good habits. Stephen Weiss will have his hands full with top-line duties and without top-pairing backup. I'm not concerned about him putting up points before the real games start, but he's got to be able to play well.

If you're heading to the game, remember that the area has multiple activities going on tonight and expect traffic congestion. Head out early if you want to get there on time.

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