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Morning Skate: Red Wings at Bruins Preview, How to Watch, Projected Lineups

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Another afternoon match-up against Boston. It worked for us last time so...

Boston Bruins v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

Time: 1:00pm ET
Place: TD Garden (Gah-den)
Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM
Bruins blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

The Wings are coming off a disappointing loss in New Jersey after many penalties and four really, really bad minutes in the third period. Disappointing in that it seemed possible to win, not the usual brand.

The Bruins managed to defeat Montreal in the battle of teams with multiple losses to the Wings, cementing the Habs as the Worst Team Ever. Pastrnak had a hatty in the game and Chara was fined $5k for cross-checking Brendan Gallagher in the face.

ICYMI the Wings played Boston at home last Sunday and defeated them soundly on national tv and there’s nothing they can do about it. Fabbri was injured in that game, but was avenged and is already back in action. That was, of course, the Bruins’ second loss to the Wings this season, and both times by two goals. The Wings and Bruins will have one more shot at each other on 3/24.

It’d be a real shame if the Wings went ahead and won the season series…

Key to the Game: Don’t give up a bunch of goals really fast. Or really slow. Just try not to give up goals and try not to take penalties. Easy peasy.

Projected Lineups

Red Wings


Darren HelmDylan LarkinAnthony Mantha
Tyler Bertuzzi — Andreas Athanasiou — Luke Glendening
Frans NielsenValtteri FilppulaRobby Fabbri
Justin AbdelkaderChristoffer EhnAdam Erne


Filip HronekMike Green
Patrik NemethGustav Lindstrom
Trevor DaleyAlex Biega


Jonathan Bernier
Jimmy Howard



Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Karson Kuhlman
Anders Bjork - Charlie Coyle - Danton Heinen
Joakim Nordstrom- Sean Kuraly- Chris Wagner


Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Matt Grzelcyk - John Moore/Jeremy Lauzon


Tuukka Rask
Jaroslav Halak