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11 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Skating room at a premium in Ba s opener

AP photo Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, below, makes a save as Red Wings forward David Legwand screens during the first period of Friday night's playoff game in Boston.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall, NHL Players

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Causeway Crowd

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Bruins vs. Red Wings Game 2 Preview

Apr 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand looks on during the third period against the Detroit Red Wings in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Pavel Datsyuk, Brad Marchand, Daniel Alfredsson, NHL Players, Henrik Zetterberg

Detroit News

Red Wings expect Game 1's tight style of play to set tone for series

If you thought Game 1 between the Red Wings and Boston Bruins was tightly played, with infrequent scoring chances and defense dominating, well, expect more of it.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Justin Abdelkader, Niklas Kronwall, NHL Players, Boston Bruins, NHL Northeast Divison

Fri Apr 18, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Smith brothers almost met in NCAA championship game

This Bruins-Red Wings playoff series almost wasn't the first time that the Smith brothers met in the postseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Adam McQuaid, Loui Eriksson, NHL Players, Detroit Red Wings, Brendan Smith

MLive.com

Pavel Datsyuk's late goal, Jimmy Howard's solid play lift Red Wings past Bruins 1-0 in...

The Boston Bruins were every bit as physical as advertised Friday, dishing out numerous hits against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Jimmy Howard, Pavel Datsyuk, NHL Players, Brendan Smith

Winging It In Motown

Guest Post: Andrew Berkshire tells us why to root against the Bruins

You can follow him at @AndrewBerkshire and check out his blog at Habs Eyes on the Prize .] As a fan of the Montreal Canadiens, you may think I'm a little too biased to be telling you who to cheer for in this series between the Detroit Red Wings and the Boston Bruins, but I'll let you in on a little secret.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Johnny Boychuk, Shawn Thornton, NHL Players, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Central Division, NHL Northeast Divison

SouthCoastToday.com

Game 1: Red Wings at Bruins

In this incredibly fortunate era of long-awaited playoff reunions, the Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings get it together for the first time since 1957.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara, Reilly Smith, Matt Bartkowski, NHL Players, Henrik Zetterberg

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Detroit News

For Tomas Tatar, and Red Wings, patience pays off

And while he was there, he couldn't help but wonder. Not just what he was missing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Jurco, NHL Players, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

The Detroit News

Red Wings' Darren Helm relishes another shot at the Stanley Cup playoffs

Wings center Darren Helm feels fortunate to have the opportunity to be playing in the playoffs again.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Darren Helm, NHL Players, Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson, Tomas Jurco

Detroit News

Coach Mike Babcock tinkering with Red Wings lines

So will it be the Pavel Datsyuk-Justin Abdelkader-Johan Franzen line out on the ice in the opener of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Friday? Or will it be the Datsyuk-Abdelkader-Gustav Nyquist line going against the Bruins in Boston? Or will it be the ... well, you get the picture.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Pavel Datsyuk, NHL Players, Justin Abdelkader, Johan Franzen, Gustav Nyquist

Detroit Free Press

Zetterberg skates with Wings teammates for 30 minutes, aims for more

Captain Henrik Zetterberg skated with Detroit Red Wings teammates for about 30 minutes today at Joe Louis Arena but reiterated that he likely won't be ready to play in a game until the second round of the NHL playoffs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, Chris Osgood, Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division, Ice Skating, Winter Sports

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: And So It Begins...

MLive.com Ericsson seems to be in the same boat as Zetterberg. Both do not expect to play in the first-round, although there is a small chance that they may return in an eventual game 6/7.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, Marc-Andre Fleury, Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Free Press

Wings notes: DeKeyser refreshes to play 'tough team,' hoping to stay healthy in playoffs

Defenseman Danny DeKeyser will play in his third career NHL playoff game Friday when the Red Wings open their first-round series against the Bruins in Boston.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Danny DeKeyser, Jonathan Ericsson

Wed Apr 16, 2014

BleacherReport

Pavel Datsyuk's Injury-Riddled Season Will Motivate Him to Beat Boston Bruins

When considering the Detroit Red Wings ' chances of beating the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Playoffs, the popular wisdom seems to set the probability scale somewhere around impossible.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Pavel Datsyuk, NHL Players, Tomas Tatar, Henrik Zetterberg, NHL Central Division

Langley Times

NHL Preview: Predictions, Assumptions, and Bold Calls for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Full disclosure, right up front: my preseason Stanley Cup picks were the San Jose Sharks and the Detroit Red Wings.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Players, Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist

Arctic Ice Hockey

Playoff Preview: A Guide for the Lost Souls

Playoff time has come again and once again the Jets are not participating. Here is your essential guide on injuries, key players, what to look for, the GIFs you need, and the gut-analytics predictions you desire.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Sean Couturier, Tyler Seguin

The Miami Herald

Stanley Cup playoffs preview: Aligned for success

Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton continued his strong start with a double in the first inning and a 2-for-4 night against the Nationals.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Western Conference, Detroit Red Wings, Pavel Datsyuk, Jonathan Ericsson, NHL Players, Henrik Zetterberg

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Bruins prepared for playoff run

The Bruins won the Presidents' Trophy for their preeminent point production during the NHL's drawn-out grind of a regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand, Jarome Iginla, NHL Players, NHL Eastern Conference

MLive.com

Red Wings' Tomas Tatar looking forward to facing friend, fellow...

Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar is preparing for his first taste of Stanley Cup playoff action against the Boston Bruins, and who is he going to be lined up against? Tatar likes to get his nose dirty around net despite his small frame .The 6-foot-9, 255-pound Chara likes punishing players who hang around the net.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Tomas Tatar, NHL Players, Niklas Kronwall, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Jurco

Detroit News

Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg hopes for return during Bruins series

Zetterberg would like to play in this first-round series against Boston, and because it doesn't begin until Friday, he essentially has two bonus days to get well.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, Niklas Kronwall, Daniel Alfredsson, Tomas Jurco, NHL Players, Henrik Zetterberg

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