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Morning Skate: Bruins at Red Wings

7:30p ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket/1270 AM

B’s Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

Ah yes… my beloved Bruins are in town tonight. A much different Boston team than we’ve seen in the past, but it’s one that still seems to have Detroit’s number. Of course, that was just one game, but the matchup earlier this month wasn’t a very competitive game. Sure it was only 3-1, but it felt like it should’ve been much worse. It’s probably just me because I’m too close to the situation, but it feels like since the first round series a few years ago, the Bruins always seem to beat the Wings (I could look it up, but screw it). It sucked. It sucked big time working that night at work. I don’t want to deal with that again. I’d like to be around a bunch of sad people tonight in the office while I’m the king of the mountain. Is that too much to ask?

Yeah, probably.

Let’s be real here… Landon Ferraro puts up a hat trick and Jonas Gustavsson will build a brick wall and get the shutout. That’s pretty much the only possible outcome tonight.


Back to the real world… the Bruins have won three straight (granted the last two were against the Maple Leafs so I’m not sure if that actually counts?) and they’ve secured a W in four of their last five games. They’re playing some decent hockey right now. The Wings are also playing at a solid clip with a 3-0-1 record in their last four. They’ll definitely be the most rested team. Hopefully not rusty though.

The lineup should look similar to Saturday night in St. Louis. Petr Mrazek gets the nod between the pipes. We’ll update any changes after the morning skate.

Detroit’s Expected Lineup


Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Brad Richards Pavel Dastyuk Teemu Pukkinen
Gus Nyquist Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Darren Helm


Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser Jonathan Ericsson
Brendan Smith Alexey Marchenko


Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Tomas Jurco (making the AHL his b*tch), Joakim Andersson, Jakub Kindl

Injuries: Kyle Quincey, Johan Franzen

Boston’s Expected Lineup


Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Jimmy Hayes
Matt Beleskey David Krejci Loui Eriksson
Frank Vatrano Ryan Spooner Brett Connolly
Zac Rinadlo Max Talbot Landon Ferraro


Zdeno Chara Zach Trotman
Dennis Seidenberg Colin Miller
Torey Krug Adam McQuaid


Tuukka Rask
Jonas Gustavsson


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.

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