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Recap Of Wings/Bruins From The Boston Side Plus A Feature On Tomas Tatar

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

GOLD STAR: Take your pick: Steve Ott, Drew Miller and Luke Glendening torched the Bruins with veteran savvy and toughness against a very young defensemen unit trying to survive in the second preseason game. Ott and Glendening each scored a goal and finished with three points, and Miller finished with a goal and two points while all three forwards had a plus-3 rating for the night. All of their goals came off winning battles, crashing the net and taking advantage of defensive miscues. The goals provided a good lesson to the young kids that have a ways to go before they’re NHL ready at this point in their careers. It certainly must have been a kick to the stones to many Bruins fans when “Brave” Steve Ott was named the No. 1 Star of the game after it was all over, but that was certainly appropriate.


Larry Lage of the AP has a feature on the play of Tomas Tatar at the World Cup.

"He's going to the net," Canada coach Mike Babcock said. "Tats has great skill and great determination to score. He's a good hockey player. He was real good for me when I was in Detroit. He wants to be in big situations."

more at The Olympian...

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Jared Coreau Continues To Improve In Goal

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

When you're a 6-foot-6, 235-pound goaltender, you don't need to be constantly flailing your arms and legs to stop the puck. You're already taking up much of the net.

After a dreadful first pro season spent mostly with the Toledo Walleye, Jared Coreau has had two strong seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins. It earned him a two-year extension from the Detroit Red Wings, the second year of which is a one-way deal (NHL salary only), when he might be backing up Petr Mrazek.

"The biggest improvement is learning to use his size and calm his game down," Blashill said. "When he first got to GR, he was real athletic but he was kind of all over the ice, he was outside his cage a lot. Now he's much calmer, he lets the puck come to him and he understands with his size he only has to move millimeters, he doesn't have to move inches or anything greater than that."

Coreau stopped 35-of-36 shots Wednesday, going the distance in a 5-1 preseason victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. He has stopped 52-of-54 shots (.963 save percentage) in 89 minutes of preseason action.

Blashill credited Jeff Salajko, the Red Wings new goaltending coach who has worked in the organization the past two years, for aiding Coreau's development.

"When he started his first year pro it was a really, really tough year and him and I had a real hard conversation and he took some things and went in the summer and got way better and he's been a different goalie ever since," Blashill said. "When you're big and you improve like that, you never know what the limit is and he just keeps getting better."


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Video- What’s Up With The Bare-Handed High-Fives?

More than once tonight.


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If You Want To Talk Wings/Bruins Pre-Season Game

Earlier today the Boston Bruins mentioned the game tonight was going to be streamed, now not so much....

BOSTON - The Bruins have announced the roster for their second preseason game, against the Detroit Red Wings, on Wednesday night at TD Garden at 7 p.m.

You can listen live on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

So this post is just to update you on that and if you wish to discuss the game, maybe you found a stream, feel free to do so.

As far as I know, no radio or TV from the Wings side and Detroit's lineup is below...

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The Wings Tried To Get Jacob Trouba During The Summer

from Chris Nichols of SlapShot,

At one point in the discussion, Dreger was asked if there might be a revisiting of the Travis Hamonic-Trouba trade possibility with the New York Islanders.

“It does make some sense, and I’d be shocked if Snow and Cheveldayoff didn’t have that conversation months ago,” said Dreger. “It didn’t seem to come together, obviously, at that point. Whether that was the Islanders’ viewpoint, or whether it just wasn’t a fit from Winnipeg’s view, I can’t be certain of that.

“I know that Cheveldayoff received several offers during the summer. I know that one came from Detroit. I’m told that it involved two of their higher-level forwards, and Holland wasn’t willing or able to stomach that. As much as the Detroit Red Wings need defense, they can’t move out multiple pieces of scoring, otherwise they fill one hole and dig another.

more on Trouba...

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The Young Forwards And Mantha’s Weight Gain

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Three of the Detroit Red Wings' top young forwards will combine to form their first line tonight in a preseason game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden (7 p.m. ET, no local TV or radio).

Dylan Larkin will center a unit with Andreas Athanasiou and Anthony Mantha.

"I'm not sure what the lineup looks like for Boston, most likely a lot of American League guys, so (Larkin's line) should go in and be really good if they're the types of players we think they are," coach Jeff Blashill said. "Lots of speed and skill on that line. In the Red and White game (Sunday) they made mistakes that ended up in our net, so they got to eliminate those. But if they create more positives than negatives, that's what you're looking for. So is that more positives in terms of chances for and against or more positives in terms of goals? It's hard to dig your way out of lots of goals, but they're a line that has that kind of talent that can do it."


from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

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After The Morning Skate Update From Jeff Blashill



added 2:52pm, below, watch Blashill with his after skate update and Jared Coreau too...

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Video- At Least We Know Frans Nielsen Can Take A Hit

Ouch, thankfully not a hit from the side.


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Line Combos And Defense Pairings At Detroit’s Morning Skate

Ansar Khan tweets,

lines at the skate and for tonight:

defense pairs at skate:

goalies at the skate are Jared Coreau and Jake Paterson

added 11:11am, Khan...

Jared Coreau will play the full game tonight, Blashill said

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Boston Bruins Roster For Tonight’s Game Against The Detroit Red Wings And A Stream Note

via Eric Russo of BostonBruins.com,

The Bruins have announced the roster for their second preseason game, against the Detroit Red Wings, on Wednesday night at TD Garden at 7 p.m.

The game will be streamed live on BostonBruins.com. You can also listen live on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Bruins Roster vs. Detroit 9/28

FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.

Note no indication if the stream is restricted or not but hopefully unlike last night's game, this stream works.

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