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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 09:38 AM

Every other series has already kicked off and today it's finally time for the Red Wings to begin their first round matchup with the Bruins.

 

When I did my first round predictions I deliberately left off this series and I'm not going to change that here.

 

Jimmy Howard can steal this series.  Tuukka Rask can shut the Red Wings down.  The Wings have solved the Bruins more often than the Bruins have solved them this season.  Boston was the league's best team in the regular season, though, so there's no reason to think they can't turn it around.

 

Time to get these games going and see how things go.

 

Game time is 7:30 PM on FSD and NBCSN.

 

As Tweeted earlier this week, Detroit is 80-56 all-time in Friday playoff games.  That drops to 15-11 when it's Game One of a series and all the way down to 3-8 when it's a road game.



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Posted April 18, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Wings survived early, got some momentum with the power play, Bruins came back on at the end. Not carrying the play by any means.

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 07:49 PM

Significantly better period than the first thus far. #obvious

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:03 PM

That was absolutely awful. #obvious

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:05 PM

1st per: Wings just surviving until late power play gives momentum. 2nd per: Wings controlling until late power play kills momentum

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Awesome shift by Helm.

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Huge PK. #obvious

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 09:12 PM

So glad this game was on local Fox...pretty sure if I'd watched the national broadcast, Wings would have lost....

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Posted April 18, 2014 - 09:22 PM

Pretty sure my brain is broken still.



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Posted April 18, 2014 - 10:16 PM

So I'm still having trouble putting thoughts together about the Red Wings' Game One win in Boston but I'll give it a shot...

 

The cliche thing to say is that it's only one game but it's true.  For all we know, Detroit's 1-0 win awakens a sleeping beast and the Bruins win the next four straight.

 

That said, the fourth-seeded Wings showed that they can go into Boston and beat the top team in the league tonight.  They showed that the Bruins can be shut down.  They showed that they won't be intimidated.

 

And of course they showed that Pavel Datsyuk is amazing.  Screw the shot, it was through a screen and those find their way through all the time.  Picking up the errant pass from Franzen, one-handed behind his back and passing it between his own legs to himself and then taking off...  Dude finds new ways to make your jaw drop all the time.

 

So a 1-0 win, and a 1-0 series.  I don't have high expectations for Sunday but it doesn't matter, one out of two in Boston was required and they got it tonight.



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Posted April 19, 2014 - 11:21 AM

I really hope the league makes Lucic sit for a game or two, he's such a dirtbag. Theres no way he should be getting off free for crap like that.


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#12 YzerFan19

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Posted April 19, 2014 - 12:57 PM

$5000 fine.  As I just Tweeted, it will cost me a higher percentage of my annual salary to go to Game Three than it will cost Lucic of his to have speared DeKeyser.



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Posted April 19, 2014 - 04:59 PM

Once again, the league gets it wrong.


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