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Boston Herald 7 hours ago
Buckley: Already behind an 8-ball

Buckley: Already behind an 8-ball

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 underdogs. The Detroit Red Wings claimed a 1-0 victory in a tense, thrilling Game 1 on Pavel Datsyuk’s shot under the glove of goaltender Tuukka Rask with 3:01 remaining in the third period.
Boston Herald 8 hours ago

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...
Stanley Cup of Chowder 9 hours ago

Game 1 Recap: Bruins fall to Red Wings 1-0, will rise again on Easter

I wholeheartedly agree that there's no better time of year than spring time and the Stanley Cup playoffs. There's no better way to spend my time than sitting on the back patio of a shit dive bar downtown somewhere drinking a beer and watching two teams I hate tear each other apart on their quest to...
Boston Herald 9 hours ago

Bruins drop playoff opener

Everyone knew this first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings was going to be tough. And Friday night at the Garden, it got even tougher when the Bruins dropped Game 1 in a taut, defensive battle, 1-0.Pavel Datsyuk scored with 3:01 left in regulation on a wrister from between the top of the circles,...
Boston Globe 9 hours ago

Bruins haunted by missed opportunities in Game 1 loss

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Bruins and the Red Wings was a case of missed opportunities for the home team, as the Bruins fell to the Red Wings at the TD Garden 1-0.
Boston Herald 8 hours ago

Wings’ Howard saves best for last (period)

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, stopping everything that came at him last night during a 1-0 Game 1 win over the Bruins in a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series.Of Howard’s 25 saves, none was bigger than the one against Milan Lucic at 16:32 of the third.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI 10 hours ago
Red Wings take Game 1 from Bruins on late Pavel Datsyuk goal

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 [...]
Big Bad Blog | WEEI 13 hours ago

Bruins Game 1 lineup: Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly, Matt Bartkowski, Kevan Miller all out

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 Friday’s morning skate. Offensively, that [...]
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Video: Watch Pavel Datsyuk's game-winning goal in Red Wings' victory over Bruins

Video: Watch Pavel Datsyuk's game-winning goal in Red Wings' victory over Bruins

Datsyuk had to reach back and then move the puck in between his own legs before firing a shot on Tuukka Rask.
Corey Potter and Anddrej Meszaros impress in Game 1 loss

Corey Potter and Anddrej Meszaros impress in Game 1 loss

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 your defensive pairings in the playoffs is never ideal, but after the Bruins were dealt a 1-0 loss to Red Wings tonight, the play of the team’s defense turned out to be a silver lining.

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Boston Globe 11 hours ago

Brendan Smith, Reilly's Brother, Gets a Rough Playoff Welcome to Boston

Reilly's brother was on the receiving end of several huge hits in the first period of Game 1.
Detroit News 18 hours ago

Red Wings-Bruins Game 1 lineups: Players rarin' to go

At this point, the Red Wings just want to get going. After four days of preparation, it felt good to have a morning skate Friday and get ready for Game 1 against the Boston Bruins.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.
Boston Globe 18 hours ago

Bruins Calm, Ready for Tonight's Game Against Red Wings

The one question that kept creeping up was whether the Bruins intended to make any adjustments after going 1-3 in the regular season against the Red Wings.

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.

Julien mum on status of Paille, Kelly

BOSTON -- When asked about the status of both Daniel Paille and Chris Kelly for Game 1 of the Bruins series with the Red Wings, coach Claude Julien simply said: “No updates on those guys.” Paille, along with ailing defenseman Adam McQuaid, both skated on their own Friday morning before the team’s optional morning skate. It was the first time Paille had been on the ice since suffering what appeared to be a head injury last Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres.

Bergeron remembers playoff butterflies

BOSTON -- As the Bruins prepared to face the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs Friday night at TD Garden, Patrice Bergeron remembered what it was like to play in his first NHL postseason game. He was an 18-year-old rookie during the 2003-2004 season when the Bruins faced the Montreal Canadiens in the first round. At the time, the Quebec native had played 71 regular-season games and was about to face his hometown team. Bruins veteran Marty Lapointe pulled Bergeron aside to help the rookie calm his nerves.

Game 1 finally here

The Bruins and Red Wings have had to sit through two nights of watching other teams engage in playoff hockey, but they finally get it on tonight for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference series at the Garden at 7:30.The B's held an optional skate this morning, but still missing were Daniel Paille (possible concussion), Chris Kelly (back spasms) and Matt Bartkowski (believed to be the flu). Paille did skate with Adam McQuaid (quad) prior to the team portion of the practice, but it's a good bet he'll be out tonight.
Grand Rapids Press 21 hours ago
Detroit Red Wings' three regulation victories over Boston Bruins more than any NHL team

Detroit Red Wings' three regulation victories over Boston Bruins more than any NHL team

The Montreal Canadiens were the only other team to beat the Bruins three times during the regular season but unlike the Red Wings, one of Montreal's victories was in a shootout.

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