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Apr 18, 2014
Rotoworld
Pavel Datsyuk's marvellous third period goal was all the Red Wings needed on Friday night, as they held on to beat the heavily favoured Bruins in Game 1 by a score of 1-0.

Paternity leave

DETROIT >> Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall missed practice due to the arrival or soon-to-be arrival of newborns. “I would assume that they’re both playing,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “They’re not giving birth. Their wives are.” Datsyuk just had …

With Kronwall, Datsyuk and Alfredsson missing from practice, Babcock juggles up lines

DETROIT >> With Niklas Kronwall, Pavel Datsyuk and Daniel Alfredsson missing from practice, Wings coach Mike Babcock had a different look to his lines. “I didn’t ask anybody today on purpose,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said when asked if he …
Canes Country Apr 20, 2014

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 5 Open Thread

Four games on the schedule for Sunday, and each one involves a team looking for its first win. How many will get it? Happy Easter from the NHL, which gave us a day of overtime fireworks yesterday and has an all-day bonanza scheduled today. The day gets started early with the first game of an NBC doubleheader, as the Rangers look to defend their turf again and go up 2-0 on the Flyers (12:00 p.m., NBC, TSN). Following that, the Peacock ships up to Boston for Game 2 of the Bruins/Red Wings series (3:00 p.m., NBC, TSN), which the Wings lead on the strength of an absolutely sick Pavel Datsyuk...
Winging It In Motown Apr 19, 2014

Patrice Bergeron vs. Pavel Datsyuk and Why Are We Arguing over This?

We know how good these two players are, but are they really that different? Before the series began, there was much debate regarding two very well-rounded players playing against each other in the opening round of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. What we are talking about is the fact that there are literally what seem like a million people from Boston talking about Patrice Bergeron and how he's "a thousand times better than Pavel Datsyuk," with a million more from Detroit voicing the opposite. Words were swirling to the point where letters were stripped from the page and tangled in a...
Boston Herald Apr 19, 2014
Things just got tougher

Things just got tougher

The Bruins spent 82 games earning home ice advantage throughout the playoffs with one of the most consistent regular seasons they’ve ever had.Now, thanks to a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist, they have to earn it back all over again at Joe Louis Arena.In a taut, defensive struggle in Game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the magical Datsyuk scored the only goal of the game with 3:01 left in regulation and, thanks to some very timely saves from Jimmy Howard (25 stops), the Detroit Red Wings took the opener, 1-0, last night at the Garden.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 18, 2014
Red Wings 1, Bruins 0: Pavel Datsyuk's late goal, Jimmy Howard's solid play lift Detroit in opener

Red Wings 1, Bruins 0: Pavel Datsyuk's late goal, Jimmy Howard's solid play lift Detroit in opener

Datsyuk scored with 3:01 remaining in the third period on a terrific wrist shot.
Grand Rapids Press Apr 18, 2014
'Shifty' Pavel Datsyuk never ceases to amaze Red Wings teammates, both new and old

'Shifty' Pavel Datsyuk never ceases to amaze Red Wings teammates, both new and old

Despite not being fully recovered from a knee injury that caused him to miss 30 games in the second half of the season, Datsyuk scored a highlight-reel goal to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory in the opener of their playoff series with the Boston Bruins.
Ottawa Citizen Apr 18, 2014
Red Wings beat Bruins 1-0 in playoff opener as Pavel Datsyuk scores with 3:01 left

Red Wings beat Bruins 1-0 in playoff opener as Pavel Datsyuk scores with 3:01 left

BOSTON - Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night.
Rotoworld Apr 18, 2014

Pavel Datsyuk scores heroic goal, Wings win - Pavel Datsyuk (C) Detroit Red Wings

Pavel Datsyuk's marvellous third period goal was all the Red Wings needed on Friday night, as they held on to beat the heavily favoured Bruins in Game 1 by a score of 1-0.

Game 1: Datsyuk, Red Wings edge B's 1-0

BOSTON -- Three days into the Stanley Cup playoffs, the postseason hockey hasn't disappointed. The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings continued the excitement in Game 1 of their first-round series. The game remained scoreless until Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period to give the Red Wings a 1-0 win to take a 1-0 series lead. The lone goal of the game came in the ensuing action after the Bruins' Milan Lucic nearly redirected a shot past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, but Howard was able to get a glove on it.
Detroit News Apr 18, 2014

Pavel Datsyuk's late goal gives Red Wings 1-0 series lead against Bruins

Datsyuk scored at 16 minutes 59 seconds of the third period to break a scoreless tie and send the Red Wings to a 1-0 series lead Friday night with a 1-0 victory.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Apr 18, 2014

Red Wings take Game 1 from Bruins on late Pavel Datsyuk goal

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 [...]
Grand Rapids Press Apr 18, 2014
Chris Osgood: Silver lining of Pavel Datsyuk's injury is he should be fresh for Red Wings' run

Chris Osgood: Silver lining of Pavel Datsyuk's injury is he should be fresh for Red Wings' run

On Fox Sports Detroit's pregame show, the former Detroit goalie said Datsyuk has played hte "perfect amount" of games to be ready for the playoffs.

Datsyuk will be a challenge for Bruins

BOSTON -- Pavel Datsyuk’s resume speaks for itself. The Detroit Red Wings veteran centerman has won two Stanley Cups (2002, 2008), three Selke Awards, four Lady Bying Trophies and he’s a four-time All-Star. The 35-year-old Russian has compiled 804 points in 824 career games in the NHL. Safe to say he’s one of the best players in the world. In 13 career games against the Boston Bruins, Datsyuk has three goals and eight assists for 11 points.
Winging It In Motown Apr 17, 2014

Playoff Preview: Top and Bottom Six Match-Up

.m-sbnation-2014-nhl-playoff-coverage { display: block; width: 100%; } .m-sbnation-2014-nhl-playoff-coverage img { max-width: 100%; } We're almost there. The Playoffs are so close for the Wings that I can almost taste it.. We've looked at some of the stats, broken down the Bruins lineup, had some fun proving Datsyuk is better than Bergeron, covered predictions, given our "expert" analysis as to what the Wings need to do to win this series, and a whole lot more. There are a few things left to look at in preparation for this series to begin and one of those things is to take a...

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