The Red Wings earned a split in these first two games, which is probably what they would have wanted heading into this Eastern Conference playoff series. But the momentum is squarely back with the Bruins.
The Red Wings took seven penalties (only one in Game 1), seemed intent on giving back verbally and physically at the Bruins more than necessary, and on top of everything else, didn't do a very good job on special teams once the penalties were doled out.
You wonder what was going through the minds of the Smith family as Brendan Smith approached Boston man-mountain Zdeno Chara as Sunday's first period ended. Smith, to his credit, wasn't backing away. Instead, he was yelling at the 6-foot-9 Chara, seemingly engaging him to fight.
The power play was totally ineffective in four attempts, opportunities that easily could have gotten the Red Wings back into the game, tied. And the penalty kill allowed two Bruins goals, building Boston's momentum each time.
The Bruins got back to playing Boston Bruins hockey in Game 2. They were physical, they dominated the special teams, they imposed their will on the game. And they'll return to Detroit even in this best-of-seven series, 1-1.
The Detroit News' Ted Kulfan selects his three stars from the Bruins' 4-1 victory over the Red Wings in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.
The Red Wings were able to turn the other cheek against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 Friday, a key ingredient leading to their 1-0 victory.
Watching the NHL playoffs just like any hockey fan would, coach Mike Babcock has noticed a trend developing in these opening games of the first round.
The Red Wings and Bruins play Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Sunday at 3 p.m. at TD Bank Garden (NBC, 97.1-FM). Here's what you need to know.
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. The Red Wings feel there will be more of the same Sunday and for the remainder of the series.
Lucic was apologetic for his spear to the groin area of Danny DeKeyser in the second period of Friday's Game 1. The Red Wings won the game 1-0, with Game 2 on Sunday. Lucic was fined $5,000 for the incident.
The Bruins were satisfied with their physical game, and felt they were fine defensively, limiting the Red Wings' scoring chances. But it was their own lack of scoring opportunities that the Bruins feel they need to improve upon heading into Game 2.
Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues. That little crack was all St. Louis needed to put another dent in the Blackhawks' bid for a second straight Stanley Cup title.
Stealing a game in Boston is what it was all about for the Red Wings, heading into a series against the President's Cup winners as almost an afterthought in the playoffs and big underdogs against the Bruins.
The locker room was filled with media. Radio, television, print, you name it, they were all crammed in the Red Wings' room after Friday's morning skate, prior ...
The Red Wings couldn't have been much more pleased with how Game 1 went. They had a game plan, they wanted to use their speed, limit Boston's time with the ...
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The favorite might not be the favorite anymore after Game 1 of this series. The top-seeded Bruins, who had the NHL regular season's best record, gave away home ...
Few players around the NHL attract the level of respect that Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara does. For his work on and off the ice, his leadership and character, ...
Ted Kulfan selects the top players from the Red Wings' 1-0 victory over the Bruins.
Tomas Tatar was here and then he was gone. And while he was there, he couldn't help but wonder. Not just what he was missing. But what the Red Wings were ...
It is as if they approach each other in the Stanley Cup Playoffs now as strangers. The first meeting in the playoffs since 1957 between two of the Original Six, ...
Rene Bourque scored twice, and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher had the other goals for Montreal. Price stopped 26 shots, redeeming himself following a ...
Gregg Krupa, Ted Kulfan, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their expert opinions on how the Red Wings will fare in their first-round series ...
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 ...
Who has the edge? Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News breaks down the Red Wings-Bruins series in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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 ...
Danny DeKeyser, who played in 11 regular-season games and two playoff games (hand injury) a year ago out of Western Michigan, could be a key for the Red Wings ...
Wings center Darren Helm feels fortunate to have the opportunity to be playing in the playoffs again. Helm played just one game last season because of a back ...
Carl Hagelin took a high stick from Philadelphia's Jason Akeson with 7:35 left, and had his mouth cut open. That gave the Rangers a four-minute power play, and ...
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