GAME 25 : Bruins at Red Wings GDT

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    GAME 25 : Bruins at Red Wings GDT

    Injuries continue to challenge the Detroit Red Wings in the first half of the season and the latest news isn't any better for the short-term. Already without defenseman Danny DeKeyser (upper body), the Red Wings will also miss top center Pavel Datsyuk and power forward Todd Bertuzzi when they face the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena in a "Wednesday Night Rivalry" game (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

    It will be the second straight game without Datsyuk, who is going through concussion protocols after catching an elbow to the chin from Jared Cowen in 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators this past Saturday. "He'll go through the process," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said after a practice Tuesday. "He’s not playing [Wednesday] and then we'll talk to him after that. I think he had a light [bike] ride or something today. I don't remember exactly what all the protocol is, but we'll go through it and see what happens."

    Bertuzzi will miss his third straight game with an undisclosed upper-body injury. He told reporters it's not an issue pertaining to the back injury that held him out almost all of last season, but is something that worsened since it originally happened last week against the Nashville Predators. "It's probably a little bit more than day-to-day," Bertuzzi said. "Obviously I hate missing games and I don't want to be out, but at the same time I've been playing with it for about a week and a half now … so I couldn't do it anymore."

    Bertuzzi, who has scored five goals with four assists, said the injury happened while absorbing a hit from Predators defenseman Shea Weber. He felt it right away but continued to play. He also played 14:53 and finished with a minus-2 rating in the next game, a 4-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

    "It wasn't good," Bertuzzi said. "It was getting worse and worse [between games] and the more I was playing, the worse it was starting to get. By the end, I'm going out there at 60 percent. I can't go out there and do anything I'm supposed to do. Better off getting it healthy and healed." After missing almost the entire 2012-13 season with the back issue, Bertuzzi worked his way back into the lineup in a top-line role this season.

    "That's why it’s frustrating not playing," he said. "I've spent enough time in this [locker] room in civilian clothes that it's not fun. But if I can't go out there and contribute and play the way I need to play, I'm basically just a sitting pylon out there. I might as well get it healthy now and hopefully in the next little while it'll settle down and I can get back out there and play."

    Without two-thirds of their normal top line, the Red Wings are expected to go with a top unit consisting of captain Henrik Zetterberg in the middle with Johan Franzen on the left wing and Gustav Nyquist on the right wing.

    Other news out of Detroit's practice Tuesday included Babcock revealing a somewhat surprising starter in goal against the Bruins. He's going with backup Jonas Gustavsson, who is 5-0-1 in his six starts. Top goalie Jimmy Howard, who signed a six-year contract extension last season, is in the midst of a career-long seven game winless stretch (0-3-4). Babcock hopes to give him some time off to work with Red Wings goaltending coach Jim Bedard and get his mind clear.

    "The biggest thing we're doing right now is it hasn't gone as good as [Howard] would like," Babcock said. "Let's be clear about this, we're going as far as [Howard] takes us. We've got an elite goalie who it hasn't gone as good … when you're a goalie and it happens for you, the spotlight is on you because it affects everything." Gustavsson is coming off a strong 21-save performance in a 3-1 road victory Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres.

    "He's played well for us," Babcock said. "He gives us a chance. It's important that we win games and it's important that we get Howie feeling good about himself. To me the whole key is confidence for Howie and feeling good about himself and then we can continue to roll on.”

     

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    "Seidenberg & McQuaid travel to Detroit"

     
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    My prediction for tonight in Detroit .....RedWings 2 BRUINS 1 

    and I sure hope that I am wrong on this one .....

     

    I will call Fat To score the Bruins' only goal

     
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    In response to StanleyCuptotheBruinsin2011's comment:
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    My prediction for tonight in Detroit .....RedWings 2 BRUINS 1 

    and I sure hope that I am wrong on this one .....

     

    I will call Fat To score the Bruins' only goal

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    Stan when are you going to become a Bruins fan again?

     
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    This has all the makings of a terrific game. B's coming off a big win and Detroit struggling a bit of late. I loved how the B's are playing them on the the night before Thanksgiving, they used to always while growing up.

     
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    I hope both McQuaid and Seidenberg do not play.  The experience gained by Bartkowski and Miller is valuable to the team.  I like McQuaid alot, yet I am beginning to think Bartkowski deserves a permanent spot on the roster.  

     
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    In response to islamorada's comment:
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    I hope both McQuaid and Seidenberg do not play.  The experience gained by Bartkowski and Miller is valuable to the team.  I like McQuaid alot, yet I am beginning to think Bartkowski deserves a permanent spot on the roster.  

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    Both have played really well in my opinion... solid depth guys and so young!

     
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    So does McQuaid.  Just before he was injured, there was some sentiment that he'd been the Bs' most consistent D.  Nothing fancy, but just error-free defensive hockey and, I should add, a very good match with Krug.  No mystery that Krug has seen a bit of a wobble in his defensive play since McQuaid went down.

     
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    In response to Bookboy007's comment:
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    So does McQuaid.  Just before he was injured, there was some sentiment that he'd been the Bs' most consistent D.  Nothing fancy, but just error-free defensive hockey and, I should add, a very good match with Krug.  No mystery that Krug has seen a bit of a wobble in his defensive play since McQuaid went down.

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    The intimidation helps too. No offense to Bart and Miller but neither have McQuaids snarl or ability to back it up.

     
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    Agreed, he has transplanted Thornton as the equalizer.  Bartkowski does have the ability to move the puck, his defensive play is enhance by his speed.  Those are no in McQuaid's game.  

     

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    So does McQuaid.  Just before he was injured, there was some sentiment that he'd been the Bs' most consistent D.  Nothing fancy, but just error-free defensive hockey and, I should add, a very good match with Krug.  No mystery that Krug has seen a bit of a wobble in his defensive play since McQuaid went down.

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    The intimidation helps too. No offense to Bart and Miller but neither have McQuaids snarl or ability to back it up.

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    In response to islamorada's comment:[QUOTE] I hope both McQuaid and Seidenberg do not play.  The experience gained by Bartkowski and Miller is valuable to the team.  I like McQuaid alot, yet I am beginning to think Bartkowski deserves a permanent spot on the roster.  [/QUOTE]

    Bartkowski can't jump on a guy like Scott, when he does someting dumb, when Thornton isn't on the ice. For his nasty side and that McQuaid has been very good, Barkowski stays as the 7th Dman.

     
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    I will be at the NJ Devils game tonight... 19th row opposite the players.

    I'm sure my daughter and I will be the only ones wearing Bruins sweaters.

     
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    I'm anxious to see which pover play unit gets put out first tonight. The way Bergy and the Swedes (with Smith and Krug at the points) have been playing, I think they've made their case for being considered the "first unit". 

     
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    In response to Bruinfaninnewjersey's comment:
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    I will be at the NJ Devils game tonight... 19th row opposite the players.

    I'm sure my daughter and I will be the only ones wearing Bruins sweaters.

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    Have fun. Take pictures if you can!

     
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    Just heard the bio of Gustavsson, he seems to be more of a battle type of goalie.  I am sure Rask will be his usual self, technically sound and highly motivated with the opposition goalie a Swede.  Speaking of Swedes, I would like the second unit on the power play with Eriksson and Yeti play a major role in the game.  Iginla will be a key me thinks.  

     
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    McQuaid and Caron are in the lineup.

     
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    In response to islamorada's comment:
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    I hope both McQuaid and Seidenberg do not play.  The experience gained by Bartkowski and Miller is valuable to the team.  I like McQuaid alot, yet I am beginning to think Bartkowski deserves a permanent spot on the roster.  

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    agree and disagree. agree that bart deserves a top 6 slot. Not at the expense of McQuaid though. Both McQuaid and Bart are better than Boychuk in my opinion. 

     
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    woohoo no thornton. someone check on stanley. 

     
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    Caron in, McQuaid in and Thornton sits.

     
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    Caron in, McQuaid in and Thornton sits.

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    Time for Stan to change his prediction

     
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    skitsnack

     
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    and a quick one after 2 ineffective power plays

     
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    In response to zamboni24's comment:[QUOTE]

    Caron in, McQuaid in and Thornton sits.[/QUOTE]

    Time for Stan to change his prediction [/QUOTE]


    LoL

     
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    I would rather see marchand on the pp then Erikkson, more skill but with the bruins pp it don't much matter I guess. 

     

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