9:22 AM EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
Boston Herald 8 hours ago
Bruins Notebook: Nothing Zet yet

Bruins Notebook: Nothing Zet yet

DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg and Detroit coach Mike Babcock both were given numerous opportunities to say whether the Red Wings captain, trying to come back in this first-round series following back surgery shortly after the Olympics, would be available to play in tonight’s Game 4 against the Bruins.Neither would say he’s in, nor say he’s out.Welcome to the NHL playoffs.
Boston Herald 9 hours ago

Stellar play of Tuukka Rask goes little under radar

DETROIT — So much of the spotlight on the Bruins-Red Wings first-round playoff series has been focused on matchups — on Patrice Bergeron vs. Pavel Datsyuk, on Claude Julien vs. Mike Babcock, on the B’s forecheckers vs. Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith, on...
Detroit News 8 hours ago

As task gets tougher against Bruins, Red Wings seek the poise to bounce back

The challenge is daunting, which is usually the type of challenge Mike Babcock enjoys. There's a fine line between hope and false hope, and the Wings are straddling it right now. If this series is to become a battle instead of a belting, we'll know tonight, when the Wings face the Bruins at Joe Louis Arena.
Grand Rapids Press 10 hours ago

Red Wings need to get on the inside against Bruins, and Johan Franzen must lead the way

Franzen has just one goal in his past 21 games, regular season and playoffs. That would put him on pace to score four goals in an 82-game schedule.
Boston Herald 8 hours ago
Brad Marchand being pesty again

Brad Marchand being pesty again

DETROIT — Brad Marchand made it through an 82-game schedule without being disciplined by the NHL for the first time in three seasons. Although he still had his moments, it was obvious the team’s resident pest toned down his act during the regular season.But in the Stanley Cup playoffs, he’s back acting like a wily rat in pursuit of a giant wheel of cheddar.
Boston Globe 17 hours ago

Milan Lucic Using Boos to Fire Himself Up

In the Bruins' first playoff game at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday, Milan Lucic was Enemy No. 1.
Paille on practice ice with B's

Paille on practice ice with B's

DETROIT -- The Boston Bruins held an optional practice Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena, and forward Daniel Paille (head) was on the ice, wearing a green no-contract sweater. He has not played since suffering the head injury on April 12 against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden. He has been skating for nearly a week on his own, but there’s still no timetable on a possible return to game action. “He hasn’t been cleared, to my knowledge,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien.

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Boston Herald 9 hours ago
Shawn Thornton can play, too

Shawn Thornton can play, too

DETROIT — If you asked the average hockey fan to compile a reel of Shawn Thornton’s highlights, it’s a good bet that most, if not all, of those clips would be of the Bruins right winger putting his bare knuckles to good use.But Thornton, in his seventh season with the B’s, has been proving that there’s more to his game than just fighting. In his first few years here, the fact that fighting is so rare in the playoffs has sometimes put him in the pressbox when the postseason begins.
LA Kings Insider 14 hours ago

Trailing 3-0, Richards looks to replicate magic of 2010

The 2010 Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia Flyers won four consecutive games over the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference semifinal to become the third NHL team to win a best-of-seven playoff series after losing the first three games. Mike Richards, the Flyers’ captain at the time, helped refine his Philadelphia legacy through his role in the stunning turnaround. He recorded points in all four wins against the Bruins, was overall a plus-nine in the series, and recorded an assist on Simon Gagne’s series-clinching third period power play game-winning goal in which Philadelphia...
Ottawa Citizen 16 hours ago
While Habs rest, Bruins and Red Wings continue first-round battle

While Habs rest, Bruins and Red Wings continue first-round battle

Even when the Red Wings stole Game 1 on the road against the Boston Bruins, Detroit defenceman Brian Lashoff and his teammates expected things to get tight and for the series to go long.

Fallon spoof gives shout-out to B's

DETROIT -- “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon is no stranger to Boston sports. During Tuesday’s show, the comedian had a spoof on the NHL awards and three Bruins players were part of the skit. In his spot titled "Tonight Show Superlatives," Fallon had Brad Marchand winning the award for "Most Likely to Play a Pizza Delivery Guy in an '80s Movie About Skiing." Marchand did not see the show, but his teammates talked about it at breakfast on Wednesday.

Brad Marchand: 'Any Press is Good Press ... Sometimes'

The Bruins got a good chuckle this morning out of a NBC "The Tonight Show" sketch by Jimmy Fallon and his NHL superlatives.

Lucic gets special greeting in Detroit

DETROIT -- It didn’t take long during Game 3 for Detroit Red Wings fans to show their disgust for Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic. Midway through the first period of Tuesday’s 3-0 Bruins win at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit fans began to chant, “Lucic sucks.” It was loud and the crowd repeated it several times during the game. The jeers were in response to Lucic spearing Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser in the groin area during Game 1 of this series.

Zetterberg practices, not ruled out for Game 4

DETROIT--Both Henrik Zetterberg and Detroit coach Mike Babcock were given numerous opportunities to say if the Red Wings captain, trying to come back in this first-round series after having back surgery shortly after the Olympics, would be available to play in tomorrow night's Game 4 against the Bruins.But while neither would say that he's in, they would not say that he was out, either.Welcome to the playoffs.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.
Home Ice | SI.com 22 hours ago

Brad Marchand of Boston Bruins trolls internet, more NHL playoffs news links

By Allan Muir An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories: • The internet was not kind to Brad Marchand of the Bruins last night, accusing the demonstrative forward of faking an injury. He offered an amusing rebuttal. • It’s not over for the Red Wings after last night’s 3-0 loss to the Bruins, […]
Boston Herald Apr 23, 2014
Albom: Red Wings left in the dust

Albom: Red Wings left in the dust

DETROIT — Well, that was a sorry homecoming. Bad enough the Red Wings spent most of the first period in their zone. But at one point, they left the ice altogether.Or should we say “all together”?In a line change that looked like a five-man beer run, the Wings headed to the boards simultaneously, leaving Jimmy Howard to wonder, “Hey, where’s everybody going?” Talk about uninhabited ice. It looked like Greenland out there.

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