Morning Skate: Red Wings at Bruins

7p ET, TD Garden

Boston, MA

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, NESN, NBCSN

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

B's Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

Win and you're in.

It's that simple.

Win and you clinch a playoff berth for a 25th consecutive season.

This is going to be the toughest game of the season. The Red Wings are going to be facing a Bruins team that is completely desperate and is going to put everything on the line. If Boston loses, they're not officially eliminated, but their playoff hopes will almost be completely crushed. Thankfully, the Wings may have played their best game of the season last night. They'll need to duplicate that effort tonight.

Win and you're in.

Here's how things stand:

Red Wings - 93 points/39 ROW/80 GP, @BOS

Flyers- 91 points/36 ROW/79 GP, vs TOR

Bruins- 91 points/37 ROW/80 GP, vs DET

Detroit Expected Lineup


Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Darren Helm Pavel Datsyuk Brad Richards
Gus Nyquist Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
Andreas Athanasiou Luke Glendening Tomas Jurco


Danny DeKeyser Kyle Quincey
Niklas Kronwall Alexey Marchenko
Jonathan Ericsson Mike Green


Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Teemu Pulkkinen, Anthony Mantha, Brendan Smith

Injuries: Drew Miller, Johan Franzen

Bruins Expected Lineup


Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Lee Stempniak
Ryan Spooner David Krejci Loui Eriksson
Matt Beleskey Max Talbot David Pastrnak
Frank Vatrano Noah Acciari Landon Ferraro


Zdeno Chara Kevan Miller
John-Michael Liles 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.