Detroit (4th - Atlantic) at Boston (1st - Atlantic)

Matchup Details
Fri, Apr 18 - TD Banknorth Garden
FACEOFF - 7:30 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Detroit 39-28-6-935-47-190418-13-5-521-15-1-436-39
Boston 54-19-3-644-38322231-7-0-323-12-3-333-28
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Detroit
PPlayerStatusNotes
GJ. Gustavsson
Prob Fri
Undisclosed
04/13/14
Gustavsson is dealing with an undisclosed injury and missed the last two regular season games. He is expected to be available for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Bruins.
CS. Weiss
Out indefinitely
Hernia
04/14/14
Weiss has been taken off of the long-term injured reserve after dealing with a sports hernia, but suffered a setback in his recovery and is not expected to return during the playoffs.
LWH. Zetterberg
Out indefinitely
Back
04/14/14
Zetterberg underwent surgery on February 21st to repair a herniated disc. He has resumed practicing with the team but is questionable to return to action for the first round of the playoffs.
DJ. Ericsson
Out indefinitely
Finger
04/11/14
Ericsson is recovering from surgery to repair a broken finger. He has resumed skating but is not expected to rejoin the lineup during the first round of the playoffs.
RWD. Cleary
I-R
Knee
03/17/14
Cleary is out indefinitely due to a sprained knee.
RWM. Samuelsson
I-R
Shoulder
02/26/14
Samuelsson has been placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Boston
PPlayerStatusNotes
CP. Bergeron
Prob Fri
Lower Body
04/18/14
Bergeron is recovering from a lower-body injury and has participated in two consecutive practices. He is expected to be ready for the opening game of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against the Red Wings.
CC. Kelly
Doub Fri
Back
04/18/14
Kelly missed the final three games of the regular season and did not practice Wednesday. He is doubtful to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings on Friday.
LWD. Paille
Doub Fri
Head
04/18/14
Paille has a head injury and did not play the final game of the regular season. He is doubtful for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings on Friday.
DM. Bartkowski
Doub Fri
Flu
04/18/14
Bartkowski is dealing with flu-like symptoms and is doubtful to play Friday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Red Wings.
DA. McQuaid
Out indefinitely
Quadricep
04/12/14
McQuaid suffered a leg injury on January 19th and has not played since. He has returned to on ice activities but will be out indefinitely.
DD. Seidenberg
Out indefinitely
Knee
04/09/14
Seidenberg is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. He has resumed skating and could return to the lineup if the Bruins go deep into the playoffs.
CM. Savard
I-R
Concussion
09/12/13
Savard hasn't played since January 2011 due to post-concussion syndrome and is expected to miss the entire season.
NEWS

Covers Preview - A dominant second half of the season carried the Boston Bruins to the best record in the NHL, but recent history suggests they have plenty of reason to be wary of their first-round playoff opponent when they host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 on Friday night. The Bruins stamped themselves as a Stanley Cup favorite with a dazzling 15-0-1 stretch that finally came to an end in Detroit on April 2. In fact, Boston lost three of four matchups this season to the eighth-seeded Red Wings.

 
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