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The Red Wings look to finish up their five game, ten day road trip tonight with a trip into Boston to face the Bruins.

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

8:00p ET, TD Garden

Boston, MA

TV: NBCSN

Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket // 1270 AM CBS Sports Radio

Stars Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

After a 3-2 loss in Toronto last night, even the staunchest of playoff holdouts must admit that the Red Wings are playing for little more than pride and development for next season. Their opponents are playing for much more however as they are locked in another battle to the end for a playoff spot, this time with the Maple Leafs. The Bruins, one of the hotter teams in the NHL since firing Claude Julien at the beginning of February, are led by the talented but often dirty Brad Marchand, top two-way center Patrice Bergeron and the exciting David Pastrnak.

The Red Wings come in to tonight’s game having lost their last three games and are still struggling to find their identity. With the last rights being administered to their playoff hopes last night the Red Wings find themselves in completely unknown territory as the best they can hope for is to play spoiler down the stretch, hopefully while giving their young players as much time as they can in order to further their development.

I know a lot of fans will be rooting for the Red Wings to lose as many games as possible to close out the season to get themselves as good a draft pick as possible. But they cannot lose them all and tonight against the hated Bruins is definitely one we should all be rooting for them to win.

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

Gustav Nyquist Henrik Zetterberg Tomas Tatar
Andreas Athanasiou Frans Nielsen Anthony Mantha
Justin Abdelkader Darren Helm Dylan Larkin
Luke Glendening Riley Sheahan Drew Miller

Defensemen

Dan DeKeyser Mike Green
Niklas Kronwall Nick Jensen
Xavier Ouellet Robbie Russo

Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek
Jared Coreau

Scratches: Mitch Callahan

Injuries:, Ryan Sproul, Jimmy Howard, Jonathan Ericsson, Johan Franzen (LTIR), Joe Vitale (LTIR)

Bruins Lineup

Forwards

Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron David Backes
Peter Cehlarik David Krejci David Pastrnak
Frank Vatrano Ryan Spooner Drew Stafford
Tim Schaller Dominic Moore Riley Nash

Defensemen

Zdeno Chara Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug Adam McQuaid
Kevan Miller Colin Miller

Goaltenders

Tuukka Rask
Anton Khudobin

The Matchup

Red Wings Stat Bruins
25-28-11 (61 pts, 8th in Atlantic) Record 34-26-6 (74 pts, 3rd in Atlantic)
2.40 (26th in NHL) Goals Per Game 2.73 (t15th in NHL)
2.97 (26th) Goals Against Per Game 2.61 (12th)
12.9 (30th) Power Play % 20.2 (13th)
81.3 (14th) Penalty Kill % 85.7 (2nd)
28.3 (t24th) Shots For Per Game 33.8 (2nd)
30.7 (t18th) Shots Against Per Game 26.4 (2nd)
52.7 (4th) Faceoff % 52.8 (3rd)
Tomas Tatar (15) Goals Leader Brad Marchand (30)
Henrik Zetterberg (51) Points Leader Brad Marchand (68)

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Game Day Prediction Contest

Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.

Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.

Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.