from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
They're not thinking big picture right now, they have a narrow focus. They will try to solve a Boston team that is 15-1-1 against them in their past 17 meetings.
"I know the Bruins have won lots of games over the last number of years," Blashill said. "I know they're a real good team. I think we've lost some close games that we were in position to win, we've lost some bad games, too. We've had a few bad games in their building especially where they took it to us."
The Red Wings could be catching the Bruins (11-6-3) at a good time. They're missing star center Patrice Bergeron and several defensemen (Zdeno Chara, Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo and John Moore) due to injuries.
But they remain formidable.
"Once they get a hold of the puck in our zone, they're kind of tough to pin up against the wall and get a stall that way to kind of slow the offense down," Nyquist said. "They seem able to grind teams. They're a big, heavy team, but we play other teams that are big and heavy and that kind of suits us pretty well because we're kind of a fast team. But obviously we haven't figured out a way to solve these guys enough times the last few years."
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