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WATCH LIVE: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins (Game 1)

Apr 18, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

Gustav Nyquist, Tuukka Rask AP

The last of the first round series is finally about to get underway.

Boston won the Presidents’ Trophy while the Detroit Red Wings barely scraped their way into the playoffs, but this might not be the mismatch that the standings would imply.

Detroit had to overcome some serious injuries this season and while the team is still missing Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk has returned to join the young players that got the Red Wings this far in his absence.

Boston still has the clear edge though and given the Bruins’ success in recent years, they can match up with Detroit in postseason experience despite the fact that this will be the start of the Red Wings’ 23rd consecutive playoff run.

The game will start at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, but you can also stream it online below:


Or if you’d rather watch Tampa Bay play Montreal, here is the link to that.


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Pressing question: How will Boston’s defense hold up?

  1. hockeydon10 - Apr 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Two Bruins’ d-men out tonight. Looks like Potter and Meszaros are in. Could be a problem against some of the speedier Detroit forwards.

  2. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Piere Mcguire wishes everybody good luck and have fun Sidney must be pissed and you know piere dont mean it unless hes saying it to crysby

    • miketoasty - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:43 PM

      Sounds like someone has a complex, you know Crosby isn’t even playing tonight right?

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:23 AM

        Ok so as per your rules you can only post if the player is playing that day

  3. hockeydon10 - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    First period looked very even. Both teams showing a lot of respect for the skill level their opponents bring to the ice. Everyone is afraid of blowing an assignment and playing all out to make sure they’re not the goat.

  4. slaugin - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Boston forecheck looks good, they keep that up and they should get some opportunities to bury a couple

  5. slaugin - Apr 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Potter actually looks like a serviceable DMan out there, but I don’t like the mins he’s been getting, a little too much. He’s only played like 3-4 games for the Bruins and he almost had Chara mins in the First

    • hockeydon10 - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      He looked a little sketchy on his first shift or two but looks to have settled in after that.

      Dang it.

  6. hockeydon10 - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    Overall Detroit took it to them in the 2nd. Long stretches in the O-zone. No score to show for it though.

  7. LampyB - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Wings need to penetrate the mass of bodies in front of the net. Actually need to start hitting the net with shots, lost count of shots that have gone wide.

  8. slaugin - Apr 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    I said it in the other thread but Detroit is dictating the pace and style

  9. hockeydon10 - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Bruins came storming out in the 3rd. All for naught as the magic man does what he does best.

  10. mackattack29 - Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Man the wings dominated puck possession in a way I’ve never seen someone do to boston this season. They deserved that win.

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