Morning Skate: Red Wings vs Bruins – Preview, How To Watch
Time: 1: 12:00 am EST
Place: Little Caesars Arena
TV: BSDET, NESN, SN
Radio: WXYT-97.1 FM
Bruins BNewspaper: Stanley Cup Chowder
A game since the stoppage in which the Wings had a decent performance but ultimately couldn’t call and couldn’t score against a qualifying Washington side. Things aren’t going to get any easier today as Detroit plays host to what is both a better rested team overall and a more tired team as well.
Boston faced Buffalo yesterday afternoon, which took extra hours to face the Sabers. Linus Ullmark took the start in that one, so it’s likely they’ll go with Jeremy Swayman to Detroit this afternoon.
Boston only has five games left, but our place above them in the standings is entirely due to those extra games played. The Wings are more Wild Card-hunting than anyone below Boston in their division, but the winning percentage will need to improve if they are to end the season on top of this race.
The teams haven’t met since November. Boston lit the Wings earlier this month and the Wings won a rematch on the 30th.
We’re not going to have a GDU, because an early start means the puck falls before we’ve even traditionally done our updates. Things can obviously change, but unless new names appear on the protocol list by the time the puck falls, the only player from either team who can’t go due to protocol is Nick Leddy. Boston already had its stars until mid-December and is back at full power.
Here’s where we expect the lines to stand out:
Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Vladislav Namestnikov – Pius Suter – Robby Fabbri
Adam Erne – Michael Rasmussen – Filip Zadina
Givani Smith – Joe Veleno – Sam Win
Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider
Jordan Oesterle – Filip Hronek
Marc Staal – Gustav Lindstrom
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Craig Smith
Taylor Hall – Erik Haula – David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk – Charlie Coyle – Nick Foligno
Trent Frederic – Tomas Nosek – Curtis Lazar
Matt Grzelcyk – Charlie McAvoy
Mike Reilly – Brnadon Carlo
Derek Forbort – Connor Clifton