In a weird, twisted case of role reversal, the team with the best record was trying to steal a game last night.In its own building.In the first game of the playoffs.In the first game of the Stanley Cup playoffs.But sorry, Bruins fans, your No. 1-seeded team didn’t have enough time last night to retool themselves into plucky ..
The Bruins were without their third and fourth line left wings and two bottom-four defensemen, but it was their best players who let up the game’s only goal as the Red Wings took Game 1 of the first round, 1-0. With the game scoreless late, Pavel Datsyuk beat Tuukka Rask with 3:01 left to get [...]..
The momentum continued to climb upward for the Bruins as the minutes ticked away in the third period.With each opportunity for the B’s, the noise from a crowd of 17,565 seemed to become louder and louder. With each shot, however, Detroit’s Jimmy Howard seemed to become stronger and stronger.The Red Wings goalie never wavered..
Not only were Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly and Matt Bartkowski absent from warmups Friday night before Game 1, but Kevan Miller was missing as well. Paille (head), Kelly (back) and Bartkowski (likely the flu) missed each practice this week, while Miller missed Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s before practicing Thursday and missing Fr..
Corey Potter and Andrej Meszaros woke up this morning unaware if they’d be watching the start of the Bruins’ playoff high above the rink where the media and inactive players sit. When they got to the TD Garden, however, both defensemen learned they’d be in the Game 1 lineup against the Detroit Red Wings.Mixing and matching..
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