Pregame: Bruins @ Red Wings - Game 3 - 4/22

The big news as the Red Wings' first-round series with the Boston Bruins shifts to Detroit is that the Wings will be without forward Daniel Alfredsson, whose back issues have flared up again. Joakim Andersson takes his spot in the lineup, making his first appearance of the postseason.

Coming off a 4-1 loss in Game Two, the pressure is on the Red Wings now. They won Game One to "steal" home ice from the Bruins but if they lose either of the next two, they'll just have given it right back.

I half-expect a split of the next two games, which gives us a three-game series with Boston having home ice. I think a longer series benefits Detroit, though, so that may not be a bad thing.

As I said in the postgame on Sunday, it's going to come down to which team plays their game more. Detroit controlled Game One (and it was still painfully close) while Boston ran Game Two. My concern for Detroit is that Boston can win a Detroit-style game but the Wings can't win a Bruins-style one.

Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings are 4-4 all-time in Game Threes played on a Tuesday where the series is tied.

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

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I'm jealous you get to catch this one live!!!! Also, I love your stupid stat of the day and was wondering if you could post that to the home page. Enjoy the game and LGRW!

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/22/2014 at 7:29 PM


Boston bringing the heat early

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/22/2014 at 7:52 PM


Four shots. Absolutely embarrassing period for the Wings.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/22/2014 at 8:17 PM


Oooh, the Wings out-hit the Bruins. Small frikkin' victories.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/22/2014 at 8:27 PM


I'm sure the Wings just need a power play to get going.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/22/2014 at 8:29 PM


I hope the wings have learned that you can't spot the bruins 2 goals and play catch up....and wouldn't too many men and a bad line change fall to some extent on the coaching staff? And where is the power play?

Posted by OldBroad on 4/22/2014 at 11:39 PM

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