Detroit Red Wings
Zdeno Chara was limited to 22:05 of ice time in Game 1 but played 26:04 of dominant hockey in the Bruins’ Game 2 victory over Detroit.
Milan Lucic’s second-period goal gave the Bruins some breathing room as they went on to beat Detroit, 4-1, and even their Stanley Cup Playoff series.
The Boston Bruins’ rink is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide, just like all the others in the NHL. So much ice. But in the playoff opener with the Detroit Red Wings, so little room to skate.
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic was hit with a $5,000 fine for an incident in Game One of the Bruins Eastern Conference first-round series against the Red Wings.
In order to wear down the Red Wings and try to make the visitors play without the puck, the Bruins needed to ride their bigger-name, bigger-impact defensemen a little harder. They didn’t.
Claude Julien is ready for a long series against Detroit, and the rest of the hockey world should buckle up and prepare, too.
Finally, it’s playoff time! Follow along here as the Bruins host the Red Wings in Game 1.
The Felger and Massarotti Show from Friday, April 18.
Tony Mazz wasn’t a fan when a very upbeat Detroit fan called in to praise the Boston Bruins.
If history is any indication, this series is likely going seven games.