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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 6:35 PM ET

(Photo by Detroit Red Wings Staff)


Detroit battled and cut it to a one-goal game late, but fell to the Bruins, 4-2, in Game 5.

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog...we'll see you next season, Hockeytown!

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 2:30 PM ET
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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 2:00 PM ET


Joakim Andersson
Joakim Andersson
Todd Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi
Daniel Cleary
Daniel Cleary
Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson

Andersson
(Healthy Scratch)

Bertuzzi
(Healthy Scratch)

Cleary
(Knee)

Ericsson
(Finger)

Tomas Jurco
 Tomas Jurco
Jakub Kindl
Jakub Kindl
Xavier Ouellet
Xavier Ouellet
Stephen Weiss
 Stephen Weiss

Jurco
(Healthy Scratch)

Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)

Ouellet
(Healthy Scratch)

Weiss
(Groin)

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 1:45 PM ET
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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 1:30 PM ET



Henrik Zetterberg
Pavel Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk
Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
Johan Franzen
Johan Franzen
Darren Helm
Darren Helm
Gustav Nyquist
Gustav Nyquist
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
Riley Sheahan
Riley Sheahan
Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Alfredsson
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
Luke Glendening
Luke Glendening
David Legwand
David Legwand
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
 
Kyle Quincey
Kyle Quincey
Danny DeKeyser
Danny DeKeyser
 
Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff
Xavier Ouellet
Xavier Ouellet
Jonas Gustavsson
Jonas Gustavsson
   

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 11:00 AM ET

Compete for 60 Minutes...or Longer - Playing a complete game is what is needed to beat the Bruins.

Strong Goaltending - Gustavsson has to be sharp. He needs to make big saves. The team also needs to help him out by playing well in front of him.

Play with the Lead - Score early and force the Bruins to play catch up hockey. Don't get caught playing from behind.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 10:00 AM ET

(Photo by Detroit Red Wings Archive)


On April 26, 1992


Goalie Tim Cheveldae gets his first career playoff shutout when the Wings defeat the Minnesota North Stars, 3-0, in Game 5 of their opening round series.
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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 9:00 AM ET

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


If the Red Wings are to advance, they have to put the Bruins on their first three-game losing streak of this season, which has to start with a win today.

The first period of Game 4 on Thursday was probably the Red Wings' best of the series and all they had to show for it was a 1-0 lead. They built a 2-0 lead before losing 3-2 in overtime. Detroit will need three periods in Game 5 like the first one in Game 4 to have any chance of forcing this series back to Motown.

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg likes his team's chances.

"I think it was a step forward though from the last two games," said Zetterberg, who made his series debut in Game 4. "It's a good team that we're playing. We knew it was going to be tight. Not surprising that the game went to overtime and it's a one-shot game there in the end. Unfortunately, they got it."

With the exception of the play of backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, a late addition to the lineup because of a flu bug that bit Jimmy Howard, coach Mike Babcock was still disappointed in his team's play. Babcock was upset about Detroit's faceoff work (the Red Wings won just 46 percent of the draws) and defensive play (Boston outshot Detroit 40-37 despite the Red Wings enjoying a 15-5 advantage after one period).

Although Zetterberg and forward Todd Bertuzzi, who also made his series debut in Game 4, added some veteran leadership and contributed to the offense, the Red Wings' younger players still struggled to find their game.

They'll have to do it today or they'll have a long summer to look for it.

Welcome to the Detroit Red Wings Game Day Blog, where you can get behind-the-scenes information, thoughts from players and staff, and up-to-date news on anything and everything Red Wings on game day.

You can watch today's 3:00 PM matchup on NBC, TSN, or RDS, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.


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POSTED ON Friday, 04.25.2014 / 12:50 AM ET








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POSTED ON Friday, 04.25.2014 / 12:15 AM ET

Kronwall fires opening goal through traffic
Detroit Red Wings defensemen Niklas Kronwall unleashes a furious slap shot through traffic to score the opening goal on Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59