7:30p ET, Joe Louis Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit, TSN, NBCSN
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
A split on the road against the best team in the regular season isn't a bad start, what is disappointing is why the Wings lost game two. If the Wings are going to beat Boston, they have to do what they did in game 1, play their skill game, be disciplined, not take mother frking penalties, and not let Boston get them riled up. We've been the better team at even strength in both games, so let's play at even strength. The Wings have to be on the top of game and play a fast, disciplined, skilled game, because Boston is going to try to do exactly what they did in game 2 and that didn't work out too well for the Wings.
The Wings top two lines have done most of the heavy lifting, but we need the 3rd and 4th lines to be bigger difference makers against a deep Boston team. There's no room for freeloaders here, and that goes double for the power play. The Wings are a pitiful 0% on the power play so far in the series and have scored only 1 goal in each game. A power play goal or two in game 2 could have meant some momentum, confidence, and possibly win.
Whatever, that's all behind us now and Detroit has to learn from their mistakes in game 2, remember what they did right in game 1, and put the rest behind them. If we keep our cool, make Boston play OUR game, and stay disciplined and focused, we can win this game. This is your house, boys. Take the victory.
The Expected Lineup
|Johan Franzen||Pavel Datsyuk||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Gustav Nyquist|
|Tomas Jurco||Darren Helm||Daniel Alfredsson|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||David Legwand|
|Niklas Kronwall||Brendan Smith|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brian Lashoff||Jakub Kindl|
|Jimmy Howard (starting)|
|Milan Lucic||David Krejci||Jarome Iginla|
|Brad Marchand||Patrice Bergeron||Reilly Smith|
|Justin Florek||Carl Soderberg||Loui Eriksson|
|Shawn Thornton||Gregory Campbell||Jordan Caron|
|Zdeno Chara||Dougie Hamilton|
|Johnny Boychuk||Matt Bartkowski|
|Kevan Miller||Torey Krug|
|Tuukka Rask (starting)|
|RED WINGS||THE PLAYOFF MATCH-UP||BRUINS|
|1||Goals Per Game||2|
|2||Goals Against Per Game||1|
|0.00%||Power Play %||40%|
|60%||Penalty Kill %||100%|
|57.6%||Corsi For% 5v5 Close||43.1%|
|54.9%||Fenwick For% 5v5 Close||45.9%|
Bullets of Knowledge
- The Red Wings have the 5th best possession among playoff teams with a Fenwick of 54.9%. Boston has the 12th out of 16 teams with 45.1%
- The Bruins have not won a game at the Joe since March 11, 2007.