Pregame: Red Wings @ Bruins – Game 1 – 4/18


Every other series has already kicked off and today it’s finally time for the Red Wings to begin their first round matchup with the Bruins.

When I did my first round predictions I deliberately left off this series and I’m not going to change that here.

Jimmy Howard can steal this series. Tuukka Rask can shut the Red Wings down. The Wings have solved the Bruins more often than the Bruins have solved them this season. Boston was the league’s best team in the regular season, though, so there’s no reason to think they can’t turn it around.

Time to get these games going and see how things go.

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

As Tweeted earlier this week, Detroit is 80-56 all-time in Friday playoff games. That drops to 15-11 when it’s Game One of a series and all the way down to 3-8 when it’s a road game.

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development, as well as that of DH.N's sibling site,

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