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Red Wings-Bruins Saturday practice post: no changes for DET; Bruins call in cavalry, Julien cops out

Updated 4x at 3:38 PM: The Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins practiced ahead of Sunday's Easter matinee-ish game (3 PM EDT on NBC and TSN) today, with the Red Wings hoping to build upon last night's 1-0 win in Game 1, and the Bruins' beat writers, including the Patriot-Ledger's Mike Loftus, reported that the Bruins' injured cavalry (Daniel Paille, Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid) skated prior to the B's main skate:

Not sure yet what #NHLBruins are doing, but Paille, Seidenberg, McQuaid on ice now w/conditioning coach J. Whitesides

Pavel Datsyuk did "have a funny" regarding last night's physicality...

And you may take this from the Boston Globe's Amalie Benjamin, regarding one Milan Lucic and his attempt to give Danny DeKeyser a higher voice, as you will:

Hoping that Milan Lucic will be available to the media today. He was requested last night, but did not talk.

All hands on deck!

All 8 defensemen practicing today.

As for the Lucic incident as opposed to other, more artistic moments, I this better...

This, too...

And if you do not follow @helmerroids on Twitter, she is a genius:

Guyism's A. Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) is also doing a fantastic job of .gif'ing the *#$%@& out of the series...

Here came the Bruins, per ESPN's Joe McDonald:

Bartkowski first one on the ice for practice. First time all week. And he's sporting new skates.

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Kevan Miller is practicing too. He's sporting old skates.

All hands on deck, indeed, per WEEI's DJ Bean:

Florek in third-line jersey, making the chances that Kelly practices slim. #Bruins #RedWings

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Everyone but Kelly and Paille practicing for Bruins. Paille skated with injured D Seideneberg, McQuaid earlier. #Bruins #RedWings

The Bruins posted the team's lines...

No Paille or Kelly. Lines: Lucic-Krejci-Iginla, Marchand-Bergeron-Smith, Florek-Soderberg-Eriksson, Caron-Campbell-Thornton ^CS

And on defense, per Loftus:

OK, so now that I can use a real keyboard: Last #NHLBruins D pairs I saw in today's practice were: 33-27; 47-55, 43-86; 41-6.

Context! Per CSNNE's Joe Haggerty:

There has been no status update for Adam McQuaid in quite some time, but he’s been out since Jan. 19 with a strained quad muscle that’s given him numerous setbacks over the over the past four months. Paille has missed a week after getting nailed by Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe last weekend and then appearing dazed and confused as he skated off the ice.

Seidenberg has been out since Dec. 27 with a torn right ACL/MCL that required surgery, and the Bruins have said on the record they’re not counting on his return. But the German defenseman continues to skat, and San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres returned from the same injury in almost exactly five months.

Seidenberg underwent surgery in early January, and that could put him on a pathway to possibly return for the Stanley Cup Final if his rehab continues to push well ahead of schedule. There was no sign of Chris Kelly (back), Matt Bartkowski (flu) or Kevan Miller (flu) during the early skate, but the entire team will take the ice at noon for a full practice.

Amongst the Wings-Bruins Game 1 tailings, Paul noted that the Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa felt that the Wings turned the neutral zone into a blockade, hints of "Subtle Interference" from Claude Julien included, if you wish to read warm fuzzies about Jarome Iginla from the Hockey News's Ryan Kennedy, you may most certainly do so on your own, MLive's Brendan Savage took us on a tour of the TD BankNorth Garden, and MLive's Ansar Khan noted that Jimmy Howard both delivered upon Mike Babcock's promise that he would be "Dialed In" and that Howard revealed a "new trick"--a terrifying one:

After Petr Mrazek shut out St. Louis 3-0 in the regular season finale Sunday, Babcock lauded his puck-handling ability, the way the rookie goalie moved the puck to the defensemen, enabling them to break out quickly without getting harassed. Howard took notice.

“You’re never too old to learn something new,” Howard said. “That’s one of (Mrazek’s) strengths. He just goes out and does it. Watching him play the puck and move it in practice and during the game on Sunday, I just liked how he doesn’t double-think anything, he just goes out there and does it.”

Detroit’s defense helped Howard by getting to rebounds, limiting second chances, and moving the puck out of the zone quickly and efficiently.

“I think we did a great job of getting in front of guys in the neutral zone, allowing our D to get back and get pucks and break out fast,” Howard said. “I think that led to some great offensive time for us. They’re so hard on the forecheck and they’re big and they’re physical; they can put guys through the boards. We have to get out there and execute fast.”

YES. The Wings' defensive positioning allowed the defensemen to retrieve dump-ins without being smeared into the end boards--via body position, not "subtle interference"--in terms of support from forwards, and those forwards were properly-positioned to receive one-touch passes and to fearlessly skate through the neutral zone with speed. They were neither too bunched-up against their defenders nor "cheating" toward offense, and in that sense, there was strong "F3" (third forward) support while the wingers were properly "gapped up."

The Boston Globe's Kevin Dupont delivered a day-after take on the Wings' "speed":

The Bruins, their mindset fixed that Detroit’s speed was too much to handle, spent the night like a bunch of flat-footed windowshoppers, looking longingly through the glass, ready to purchase, the game never quite in their hands. The few times they appeared set to buy, either they were denied entry to the store, or they were essentially told, too bad, the model in the window wasn’t for sale. They landed a total 25 shots on net (one more than those blazing too-fast-to-handle Red Wings), but few were of much value, and even fewer led to follow-up sustained pressure on goalie Jimmy Howard or even fewer to a second or third shot on net. One and done. At best.

Shift after shift, the Bruins were short on possession, presence and patience. Again, give the Wings credit for that, too. But overall, the Bruins needed to display more faith in their own game, one constructed all year on strong, confident and physical play. Rarely, if ever, did they display that in Game 1. The Wings did not burn by them. The Wings did handle the puck very well in their own end – better, in fact, than they handled it in Boston’s end – and that is where the Bruins will have to re-establish themselves in Game 2.

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Despite the tiny edge in shots on net (25-24), the Bruins were short on total shot attempts (54-42), nearly a 30 percent advantage for the Red Wings. That stat alone equates to overall possession and where the game was played. The action was too often in Boston’s end, even if Tuukka Rask didn’t have a much harder night overall than Howard.

Again, quoth Tomas Tatar and Drew Miller, to MLive's Khan:

“I wasn’t surprised with the physical play; we can handle it; Detroit’s Tomas Tatar said. “They’re a strong team as well so we respect that but we played really good game. I felt like we did everything good and we played responsible and the whole game the same way. That’s a good result for us.”

Said forward Drew Miller: “They had their times where they were physical and we did a good job. Our D did a good job with their partner, giving themselves some room out there, not to get hit. We were out of our zone quick so we were able to play a lot in their zone.”

While Milan Lucic was trying to explain himself (he will have to get a stern talking-to, doesn't know why he did what he did, got caught up in the heeeeat of the moment), the Wings hit the ice...

And on the Boston side of things, per Dan Cagen...

Despite practicing, Bartkowski and Miller not being made available to speak to the media today.

More from ESPN's McDonald:

Soderberg was asked if team is discouraged:  "I don't know what that means...but no."

NHL.com's Matt Kalman...

More Soderberg: "It’s just about score some goals. That’s what we need.”

Cagen...

Lucic: "I'vs been in the league 7 years, I think I've only done that 3 times. I don't know why I did it." #Bruins

Among Claude Julien's post-practice comments to the Bruins...

Bart's first practice back with the team today; Miller's second. Julien said their availability "will depend on how they feel tomorrow" ^CS

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Julien on mood of team: "we're fine. you certainly don't get down yourselves for a 1-0 loss that could have gone either way" ^CS

And CSNNE's Haggerty...

Claude Julien said the Milan Lucic spear to Dekeyser's groin "didn't show up on their video" and that he hasn't seen it #BruinsTalk

The Toronto Sun's Rob Longley...

Believe it if you want, but Claude Julien said he hasn't seen the Lucic spear yet. "It didn't show up on our video." Riiiiiiiight. #Bruins

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More Lucic on the Friday spear of DeKeyser: "I don't know what I was thinking." Bet ya he did? #Bruins #Wings

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And the best Lucic quote: "I've been in the league seven years and I've only done it two times." #Bruins

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Lucic said he's only speared an opponent "three times" in his career, not two. Twice in the last month though. #Bruins

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Deep spearing thoughts from Luicic: “It happens more often than not. But with how much video there is today, it’s harder to get away with.”

It's over now. Danny DeKeyser's a smart man. He'll move on.

And the Boston Globe's Shinzawa...

Julien notes Wings are good at slowing opponents down on forecheck. Have to fight through bodies.

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Bruins spent good part of practice on neutral zone. Will be critical area to improve.

Via RedWingsFeed, WEEI's Bean noted the Bruins' lines:

Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller both practiced Saturday after missing Friday’s Game 1 loss against the Red Wings with what was believed to be the stomach flu.

Following the skate, Claude Julien offered little update on their potential status for Sunday’s Game 2. Prior to the practice, Daniel Paille skated with Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg. All other players were accounted for at practice, with the lines looking like they did in Game 1:

Lucic – Krejci – Iginla
Marchand – Bergeron – Smith
Florek – Soderberg – Eriksson
Caron – Campbell – Thornton

Also from Bean: Dumb. Ass.

“Obviously, it was kind of a heat of the moment thing when you’re not thinking and you do something like that,” Lucic said Saturday. “I’ve been in the league for seven years now. I think I’ve only done that three times. I don’t know I did it, but like I said, it’s one of the heat-of-the-moment that unfortunately I did. I believe in playing within the rules. For me, I definitely won’t be headed down that rode again.”

Asked if the fact that he’s now done it twice in such a short period of time should earn him a reputation, Lucic said he still feels he’s an honest player.

“I never do that. I haven’t done that but unfortunately I’ve done it twice in the little bit here,” Lucic said. “I’m not going to make it a habit. I don’t know why I did it both times, but it’s not going to be a habit of mine. Like I said, I believe in playing between the rules the right way and that’s what I’ll continue to do moving forward.”

While Lucic’s action — and the fact that it’s become a habit — was really bad, it is true that such spears have happened over the years and may not have even gotten a second look years ago. Lucic said it’s happened to him before.

“It happens more times than not,” Lucic said. “But with how much video there is today, it’s a lot harder to get away with.”

Amongst WEEI's Nicholas Goss's post-practice news tidbits:

–Forward Daniel Paille and defensemen Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg skated together with Bruins strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides before the rest of the team practiced at noon. They participated in a few drills that worked on their skating, passing and shooting.

–Defensemen Kevan Miller and Matt Bartkowski returned to practice. It was the first time that Bartkowski had skated all week. Miller practiced Thursday but did not play in Game 1. Both D-men took part in drills as normal. Julien said that he doesn’t know if Miller or Bartkowski will play in Game 2.

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–Boston played a strong defensive game Friday night. The B’s gave up just 24 shots, one goal and were a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill. Tuukka Rask stood tall in net and made 23 saves, including a highlight-reel stop with his right pad on a Darren Helm shot in the third period.

“We’ve been in a lots of tight games this year,” Jarome Iginla said after Saturday’s practice. “Defensively we were very good.”

–In Game 1, the Bruins offense was shut out for the first time since the third game of the regular season. Loui Eriksson wants his team to create more traffic in front of the net. “I just think we need to stake a little more,” Eriksson said. “Get a little more traffic in front and get more shots to the net.”

Red Wing goalie Jimmy Howard saw too many of the Bruins’ shots from the point Friday night, and the lack of traffic in front of his net made it easy for him to make saves and corral rebounds. The B’s practiced tip-ins and deflections as part of several drills during Saturday’s practice.

–The Bruins first line of Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Jarome Iginla was dominated from a possession standpoint by the Red Wings second line of Gustav Nyquist, Riley Sheahan and Tomas Tatar in Game 1. A major reason why can be found in the distinct corsi-for percentage (puck-possession stat) advantage that this Detroit trio had against Boston’s top group.

They played well, too.

MassLive's Annie Maroon with the Julien comment of the week:

"On our video, it doesn’t show it, so I can’t comment on it,” Julien said. “Again, I think it was seen on another station. I haven’t looked at it yet so I can’t say much about it. Obviously if it’s serious enough to get a call (from the league), then hopefully he has to adjust and rectify that. I’ve heard of it. I haven’t seen it.”

SO MYSTERIOUS per ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald:

"Our video doesn't show it, so I can't comment on it," he said. "I think it was seen on another station and I haven't looked at it yet, so I can't say much about it. But obviously if it's serious enough to get a call then hopefully he has to adjust and rectify that, so I've heard of it but haven't seen it."

The CBC's Tim Wharnsby just posited an article about the Smith brothers...

On their daily phone calls, they don't always discuss hockey. But when they do, the two help each other out with advice. Having an older brother who already has been through a lot, including a trip to the West final a year ago, has been beneficial for Reilly.

"He was probably one of my biggest role models growing up," Reilly said. "He was a really good hockey player so it was something I could easily watch him and pick up a lot of things, a lot of tidbits to make my game better. He's a pretty easy guy to get along with and he's pretty vocal so he's always been there to help out pretty much since I started playing hockey."

"I talk to him about things, things that are going wrong with him, if he's on a cold streak. We can both help each other," Brendan added. "We're always talking. I think it's good for me and I think it's good for both of us. We're both in the same profession and we know what it's like on a day-in, day-out basis, so we can help each other and maybe if things aren't going well crack a smile on each other. It's a good relationship."

Again, as the Boston Globe's Nancy Marrapese-Burrell reported, Danny DeKeyser don't care:

Danny DeKeyser reports no ill effects from Lucic spear. #NHLPlayoffs

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Danny DeKeyser: ``I'm fine. It's just something that happens during the game. So, you just deal with it.''

And this from MLive's Ansar Khan may explain why Daniel Alfredsson s skating the least of any Wings forward (but still making a positive impact):

Alfredsson only Wing who didn't skate today. He's been taking some maintenance days last couple weeks.

Here comes Babs, per WEEI's Cagen...

Babcock says #RedWings charted scoring chances at 9-9 in Game 1.

And Khan...

Babcock said it was just a maintenance day for Alfredsson. He'll play tomorrow in Game 2. Same lineup.

Danny DeKeyser, classy, per ESPN's Joe McDonald...

DeKeyser: “I’m fine. It’s just happens sometimes during the game, so you just deal with it."

And Cagen...

DeKeyser: "It's playoff hockey and it's going to be a little physical out there. Stuff like that will happen from time to time."

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Riley Sheahan on facing Krejci line: "I think we've got to stay with them and not be intimidated by them. ... We're not going to back down."

Also from McDonald:

After Detroit's practice Saturday afternoon, DeKeyser said there were no lingering effects from the spear.

"I didn't really know what happened. I was just skating back to the bench, and to be honest right after the play I didn't know who did it," he said. "I'm fine. It's just happens sometimes during the game, so you just deal with it."

When told of Lucic's comment about how it happens often during the season, DeKeyser agreed.

"Every now and then. I think emotions run high during the games, so stuff happens all the time," he said.

Detroit coach Mike Babcock did not want to elaborate on the incident.

"Well, it doesn't matter what I think," Babcock said. "They pay people to look at that stuff."

Update #1: Here's CSNNE's Haggerty's practice update...

Daniel Paille (head), Adam McQuaid (quad) and Dennis Seidenberg (knee) also skated on their own prior to the nearly hour-long practice. Chris Kelly (back) still hasn’t made it back on the ice just yet.

“I don’t know yet. This is Bartkowski’s first day practicing this week, and the second day this week for Miller,” said coach Claude Julien. “It will depend on how they feel tomorrow. We’ve got contingency plans whether they play or not, so I can’t give you any confirmation whether they’ll play today.”

Via RedWingsFeed, here's MLive's Ansar Khan on DeKeyser...

I didn’t really know what happened,” DeKeyser said. “I was just kind of skating back to the bench and to be honest right after the play I didn’t even know who did it.

“It’s playoff hockey, so it’s going to be a little physical out there. Stuff like that will happen from time to time. Emotions kind of run high during the games and that’s how it is.”

And here's the Free Press's Helene St. James' practice report...

Lucic got away with the cheap shot of Friday’s Game 1 when he stuck his stick between the legs of Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser and speared DeKeyser in the groin, without penalty. Possibly proving something about karma, it was Lucic’s legs that Pavel Datsyuk sent the puck through to secure a 1-0 victory that gives Detroit the early lead in the series headed into Sunday’s Game 2 at TD Garden.

“It was a nice shot by Pavel,” DeKeyser said. “I was just glad we could win the game.”

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DeKeyser fell over in pain after the incident, but he said that, “I didn’t really know what happened. I was just kind of skating back to the bench and it was right after a play. I didn’t even know who did it.

“I’m fine. It just happens in a game. You deal with it. It’s something that happens during the course of a game. Emotions run high from time to time.”

Teammate Brendan Smith was more vocal about the incident. “I don’t think there’s a place for it. When I look at Lucic, I think he’s just a big, enforcing man that - I mean, he can scare you in other ways than doing that.”

Which includes a video interview with DeKeyser and Smith:

Update #2: The Detroit News's Ted Kulfan...Repeated Lucic's lines...

And here's BostonBruins.com's Caryn Switaj's off-day notebook:

The Bruins are an experienced group. After a 1-0 loss in Game 1 on Friday, they were the same calm, determined group on Saturday, knowing that on Sunday, they need to find a way to win. That will come from finding ways to create scoring chances against the Wings and Jimmy Howard first.

"We're fine," said Julien. "I mean, this is a seven-game series, and you certainly don't get down on ourselves because of a 1-0 loss that could have gone either way."

"It just shows you how tight and close it is; we just have to be better in certain areas that we talked about this morning and that we hopefully will be able to bring to the game tomorrow, and if we do that, hopefully the outcome will change."

CSNNE's Joe Haggerty updated his practice post, too:

Kevan Miller and Matt Bartkowski returned to the Bruins practice ice on Saturday at TD Garden after missing Game 1 on Friday night with the flu bug, but both are still question marks for Sunday afternoon.

Bartkowski was present for the 1-0 loss to the Red Wings, despite looking a little bit paler than usual. Miller wasn’t even feeling well enough to be in the building for the playoff game.

Daniel Paille (head), Adam McQuaid (quad) and Dennis Seidenberg (knee) also skated on their own prior to the nearly hour-long practice. Chris Kelly (back) still hasn’t made it back on the ice just yet.

“I don’t know yet. This is Bartkowski’s first day practicing this week, and the second day this week for Miller,” said coach Claude Julien. “It will depend on how they feel tomorrow. We’ve got contingency plans whether they play or not, so I can’t give you any confirmation whether they’ll play today.”

Again, as MassLive's Annie Marroon noted, Babcock was noncommital about the Lucic spear:

Wings coach Mike Babcock declined to say much about the incident.

"It doesn’t matter what I think," Babcock said. "They pay people to look out for that stuff."

Update #3: NHL.com's Matt Kalman's filed his practice report:

The Boston Bruins aren't discouraged that they're down 1-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round against the Detroit Red Wings. In fact, discouraged isn't even a word in their vocabulary.

"I don't know what that means, but I don't think so," said Bruins center Carl Soderberg, a native of Sweden.

The point is that even though the Bruins lost Game 1 of the series 1-0 Friday, they'll be at home for Game 2 on Sunday (3 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC) with no need to panic. In several series, their core had to come back from as many as 2-0 down to win or at least extend it. Forward Jarome Iginla is in his first playoffs with the Bruins, but he said he sees the resolve that's made the Bruins a resilient team for several seasons.

"I think this group in here, we're prepared to work hard and we take a lot of pride in that and competing," Iginla said after practice at TD Garden. "Things don't always go perfectly and they haven't even during the year. It's part of it. And we also, you know, we believe in ourselves and each other. One game isn't going to change that."

The Bruins might be a little healthier for Game 2. Defensemen Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller, who have had the flu, according to the Bruins, practiced Saturday. It was Bartkowski's first time on the ice in a week; Miller practiced once during the week. Coach Claude Julien said he didn't know if either will be able to play Sunday.

Julien said he believes the Bruins are in the right frame of mind to even this series, which moves to Detroit for Game 3 on Tuesday.

"We're fine. I mean it's a seven-game series and you certainly don't get down on yourself because of a 1-0 loss that could've gone either way," Julien said. "It just shows you how close and tight it is. I think we just have to be better in certain areas that we talked this morning and that we hopefully will be able to bring to the game tomorrow. And if we do that, then hopefully the outcome will change."

Update #4: NHL.com posted off-day comments from Babcock...

"Justin Abdelkator"...

And Riley Sheahan:

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Comments

SYF's avatar

“I didn’t really know what happened. I was just skating back to the bench, and to be honest right after the play I didn’t know who did it,” he said. “I’m fine. It’s just happens sometimes during the game, so you just deal with it.”

Just a pro going ‘bout his job.

Posted by SYF from Ball's Hill on 04/19/14 at 03:01 PM ET

awould's avatar

“It happens more times than not,” Lucic said. “But with how much video there is today, it’s a lot harder to get away with.”

It happens more times than not? So he gets speared literally multiple times every game? What the feck is he even talking about. Also, commenting on how the video makes it harder to get away with makes it seem as if he actually contemplates how he can get away with it. But he never does it, even though he does, but he just doesn’t know why but it’s the heat of the moment. What a jack ass.

Posted by awould on 04/19/14 at 03:22 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Lucic said he’s only speared an opponent “three times” in his career, not two. Twice in the last month though. #Bruins


Well I’ve only driven drunk 3 times and only hit 2 pedestrians , so ........  shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 04/19/14 at 03:33 PM ET

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Man Dekeyser just flat out rules.

Posted by brians neck on 04/19/14 at 03:37 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I’m just glad he got caught. Maybe he won’t have the nerve to do it again. Goon.

Posted by MsRedWinger from the State where Tigers roam in the Spring on 04/19/14 at 04:03 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

yep, the non-acknowledgement is awesome. Glad to see D-Key taking the high road. Hopefully it pisses Lucic off more and he goes batsh*t crazy. Remember what has happened in hockey series of past. You awaken a sleeping giant, and your effed. Wings can use this as fuel for the rest of the series, and im sure more is to come from Boston.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 04/19/14 at 04:03 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

Boston Globe’s Kevin Dupont delivered a day-after take on the Wings’ “speed”:

  The Bruins, their mindset fixed that Detroit’s speed was too much to handle, spent the night like a bunch of flat-footed windowshoppers, looking longingly through the glass, ready to purchase, the game never quite in their hands. The few times they appeared set to buy, either they were denied entry to the store, or they were essentially told, too bad, the model in the window wasn’t for sale. They landed a total 25 shots on net (one more than those blazing too-fast-to-handle Red Wings), but few were of much value, and even fewer led to follow-up sustained pressure on goalie Jimmy Howard or even fewer to a second or third shot on net. One and done. At best.

  Shift after shift, the Bruins were short on possession, presence and patience. Again, give the Wings credit for that, too

  lmaoooooooo LOL

Posted by MsRedWingFan from Muskegon - hometown of Abdelkader #8 on 04/19/14 at 05:20 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

When you listen to DK in any interview he’s ever given, you get the sense that this kid just “gets” what hockey is all about. Stuff like getting speared in the nuts, well, that happens from time to time. So (and you need to read this in a Babcockian manner) “Let’s just move on and play the next game.”

My esteem for DK and for Babcock have risen expoentially in the last few months. One has embraced the challenge that NHL hockey offers. The other has (finally) recognized that maybe, just maybe, it is about the kids from time to time.

Whatever happens in these playoffs, I’m greatly encouraged about the Wings’ future. Hopefully, Holland won’t dampen that feeling by making some dunderheaded Cleary-like move this summer.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 04/19/14 at 06:49 PM ET

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