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Morning Skate: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins

7PM EST, TD Garden

Boston, Massachusetts

TV: NHL Network (U.S.), NESN, FS-D

Radio: 97.1

Bruins Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

After a string of good performances by the Red Wings, the Wings were not able to keep their momentum going, and lost last night to the San Jose Sharks.

Today it is time to right the wrong, and hopefully the Wings will leave Boston with two more points than they had when they arrived.

Tonight’s game will be an interesting one. Yesterday was Pavel Datsyuk’s first game of the season and Justin Abdelkader’s first game since he signed his new seven-year extension. Abdelkader did not have a phenomenal game, which did not help answer some of the questions that had been raised about giving him such a long-term contract. I am expecting Abdelkader to be hungry to prove his critics wrong tonight.

While the season is still very young, the Wings currently hold a two point lead over the Bruins in the Atlantic Division, with one more game played. As the season continues on, I would expect the Wings and the Bruins to continue at close to their current paces, and given that, the two points that are up for grabs tonight may very well come into play come April.

Line Combinations (Subject to Change)

Red Wings‘ Lineup


Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Pavel Datsyuk
Gustav Nyquist Dylan Larkin Tomas Tatar
Riley Sheahan Andreas Athanasiou Teemu Pulkkinen
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Darren Helm


Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser Jonathan Ericsson
Jakub Kindl Alexey Marchenko


Petr Mrazek (Starting)
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Brendan Smith, Tomas Jurco, Joakim Andersson

Injuries: Johan Franzen, Brad Richards, Landon Ferraro, Kyle Quincey

Bruins’ Lineup


Matt Beleskey Patrice Bergeron Brett Connolly
Frank Vatrano David Krejci Loui Eriksson
Brad Marchand Ryan Spooner Jimmy Hayes
Zac Rinaldo Joonas Kemppainen Tyler Randell


Zdeno Chara Colin Miller
Dennis Seidenberg Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug Keven Miller


Tukka Rask (Starting)
Jonas Gustavsson

Let’s Go Red Wings!


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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