8:00p ET, Joe Louis Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit, NESN, NBCSN
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
Bruin Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder
Take a look at the lineup below. Looks pretty damn good, right? Of course, we all know what the $6,083,333 dollar question is: Will the Red Wings captain return to the lineup tonight? At this point it's all up to the doctors. If he's medically cleared, I would bet a good amount of money he plays. Zetterberg knows the situation. He might be not be 100%. No one really knows but him. What we do know is he's the leader of this team and he's going to do everything in his power to get on the ice. If Hanks says he's good to go, that's good enough in my book.
With or without #40, it's no guarantee Detroit can beat the Bruins. Boston has shut down the Wings offense. It's nothing but shots from the outside. There has been zero traffic in front of the net. It's been a suffocating last two games. Tonight will be a lot of the same if Mike Babcock's squad doesn't get it's act together.
Start on time.
Crash the net.
Play a gritty, heavy game.
Make sure this series comes back to the Joe one last time.
The Expected Lineup
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Johan Franzen||Darren Helm||Gustav Nyquist|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||David Legwand|
|Niklas Kronwall||Brendan Smith|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brian Lashoff||Jakub Kindl|
|Jimmy Howard (starting)|
Scratches: Daniel Alfredsson, Todd Bertuzzi, Joakim Andersson & Xavier Ouellet
Injuries: Jonathan Ericsson (finger), Daniel Cleary (knee), Stephen Weiss (groin) & Mikael Samuelsson (upper body)
|Milan Lucic||David Krejci||Jarome Iginla|
|Brad Marchand||Patrice Bergeron||Reilly Smith|
|Justin Florek||Carl Soderberg||Loui Eriksson|
|Jordan Caron||Gregory Campbell||Shawn Thornton|
|Zdeno Chara||Dougie Hamilton|
|Johnny Boychuk||Matt Bartkowski|
|Kevan Miller||Torey Krug|
|Tuukka Rask (starting)|
Scratches: Andrej Meszaros & Corey Potter
Injuries: Chris Kelly (upper body), Daniel Paille (concussion)
Bullets of Knowledge
- The Red Wings are 13-6 all-time in Game 4's under Mike Babcock. They're 5-1 when trailing 2-1 in a series.
- Boston is 7-7 all-time in Game 4's under Claude Julien. They're 2-3 when leading 2-1 in a series.
- Howard is 6-1 all-time in Game 4's.
Prediction: The Red Wing Way.