Morning Skate: Wings vs Bruins

8:00 pm ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI

TV: NBCSN (Rivalry Night what whaaaat)

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Bruin Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder

After a great season-opening win against Boston followed with a disappointing loss to Anaheim, I am ready for hockey again. We haven't played in a few days, so it's about damn time.

The Red Wings basically played a flawless game against Boston last time around, if they can replicate that once again, then they shouldn't have an issue bringing home the W for this one.
I'm looking for a big game from the kid line tonight, I'd like to see them start scoring. Plus, I just really really miss Tomas Tatar goal celebrations. I need it like I need oxygen.

The Expected Lineup


Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Johan Franzen
Tomas Tatar Riley Sheahan Tomas Jurco
Gustav Nyquist Darren Helm Andrej Nestrasil
Joakim Andersson Luke Glendening Drew Miller


Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Brendan Smith Danny DeKeyser
Kyle Quincey Jakub Kindl


Jimmy Howard (starting)
Jonas Gustavsson

Scratches: Daniel Cleary, Stephen Weiss & Brian Lashoff

Injuries: Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder)


Opponent Outlook

Key Additions: None

Key Losses: Jonny Boychuk, who is now tearing it up for the Islanders. Hahahahahaha

Other Losses: Jarome Iginla, Shawn Thornton


Milan Lucic David Krejci Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand Patrice Bergeron Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly Carl Soderberg Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille Ryan Spooner Simon Gagne


Zdeno Chara Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg Kevan Miller / Matt Bartkowski
Torey Krug Adam McQuaid


Tuukka Rask (starting)
Niklas Svedberg

Scratches: Matt Bartkowski or Kevan Miller

Injuries: Gregory Campbell (core)

Bullets of Knowledge

  • The Red Wings are 253-235-95-1 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time in the regular season against the Bruins.
  • Tuukka Rask is 1-5-1 career record in regular season games against Detroit.
  • Henrik Zetterberg has 6 goals, and 7 assists in 11 career regular season games against the Bruins.