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Video: PHT Extra — can Detroit exploit Boston’s blueline?

Apr 18, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

The last of the eight first-round series gets underway tonight when the B’s host the Red Wings at TD Garden, so Brough and I started there in the latest edition of PHT Extra. We also touched on what to expect in Game 2 of the Lightning-Habs series, and what Dallas needs to do after dropping Game 1 of its series against Anaheim.

  1. lowenni - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    They’ve got a lot of speed and skill. If Zetterberg is back, don’t count them out. Obviously Boston has a great D-corps and defensive system, but it’s not the fastest blueline. As we saw with Chicago that can be exploited, much like the Sharks exploited the slow Robyn Regehr on the Kings blueline last night. Rask could easily steal this series, but I expect it’ll be a lot closer than some people expect.

    • nunan - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      I expect the Bruins in 6 where every game is a one goal game.

  2. packerswin96 - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Detroit in 6.

  3. terrier92 - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    We will soon find out. Enough analysis. The boys will decide on ice. Let the games begin!!!

  4. joey4id - Apr 18, 2014 at 11:58 AM


    joey4id – Apr 18, 2014 at 9:44 AM
    Bruins d will have their hands full with the speedy Wings’ forwards skating circles around them. This is not going to be an easy series for the Bs. The only player that can be the Wings will be their goalie.

  5. mgp1219 - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    go away joey

    • laxnhockey - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:50 PM

      That’s a serious inferiority complex he’s dealing with.

      • joey4id - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM

        Me? Why would you say that? Is it because you are jealous of my superior knowledge of the game? 😉 Our friend Don Cherry constantly plays clips of himself to show his predictions were accurate. What’s wrong with that? Hahahahaha!

    • joey4id - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      You be gone! You’re an insect to be squashed underfoot.

  6. joestemme - Apr 18, 2014 at 1:32 PM


    But, this is the playoffs,not the regular season.

    The rink tends to ‘shorten’ and the games get tighter. Just like in the NBA and NFL (remember that high flying Broncos offense that spread things all over the field? See how tight those spaces were in the Super Bowl?).

    • imleftcoast - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      Seattle demolished Denver in the pre-season. I thought it would be tighter in the Super Bowl, but Denver never had the personnel to beat Seattle.

      I’ve never heard of the rink getting shorter. But the time and space certainly disappears.

      • joestemme - Apr 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

        Not equating the B’s D with the Seahawks, but, they are pretty darn good. Witness two finals appearances in three years.

        And, anyone who has watched Playoff hockey can attest that they are played with a lot more intensity than a Mid-November matinee game.

  7. mackattack29 - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Datsyuk sure picked apart chara on his goal.. Chara sure has declined terribly with his age.

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