|Friday, April 18||7:30PM||TD Garden||NBCSN, TSN|
|Sunday, April 20||3:00PM||TD Garden||NBC, TSN|
|Tuesday, April 22||7:30PM||Joe Louis Arena||NBCSN, TSN|
|Thursday, April 24||8:00PM||Joe Louis Arena||NBCSN, TSN|
|*Saturday, April 26||3:00PM||TD Garden||NBC, TSN|
|*Monday, April 28||TBD||Joe Louis Arena||TSN|
|*Wednesday, April 30||TBD||TD Garden||TSN|
The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs are underway, and one of the biggest match-ups kicks off tonight. If you’re looking for Bruins tickets, make sure to check out Razorgator for available seats.
The last time Boston and Detroit faced off in the post-season was the 1957 Semifinals, which Boston would go on to win in 5 games.
The Boston Bruins finished this season by winning the Presidents trophy, which is rewarded to the team with the overall best record in the NHL. Detroit, however, wasn’t guaranteed a playoff spot until the last few games of the regular season. This won’t be a typical 1st seed vs. 8th seed match-up, though.
The Detroit Red Wings ended up winning this years’ regular season series between the two teams, defeating Boston 3 out of the 4 games.
On October 5th, 2013, Boston defeated the Detroit 4-1.
On October 14th, 2013, the Detroit defeated Boston 3-1.
On November 27th, 2013, Detroit defeated Boston 6-1.
On April 2nd, 2014, Detroit defeated Boston 3-2.
Boston and Detroit have a very similar style of hockey. Both are strong, heavy hitting teams that excel on the defensive aspects of things. Defense creates offense can be a motto to exemplify how these two teams play hockey.
Prediction: Boston Bruins defeat the Detroit Red Wings in 6 games.
Out of all the first round match-ups, this one is proving to be one of the hardest to predict an outcome for. As said before, both these teams play a very similar style of hockey, which is why this series could go either way. However, with red hot Jarome Iginla, who has excelled offensively this year, as well as a little help from elite goaltender Tuukka Rask, Boston should be able to defeat Detroit in a 7 game series.
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