Its time for the second game of the NHL season as the Bruins look to take on their new division foe the Detroit Red Wings.
The Red Wings are one of the best teams in the league despite their old age. The Wings have good goal tending in University of Maine alumni Jimmy Howard. The Wings also have one of the best, but oldest, centers in the league Pavel Datsyuk. The Wings next best player is Henrik Zetterberg who can play wing or center. The corner stone of the Red Wings defense is Niklas Kronwall who rivals Chara as one of the most powerful hitters in the league.
So how can the Boston Bruins keep up with Detroit's fast yet physical play?
1) Play Physical. The Bruins need to try to turn the game into a brawl. They have to hit Detroit in the mouth and hit them hard. We might see a lot of the merlot line tonight to rough up Detroit.
2) Penalty Kill. Really theres no point to say the Bruins need to do good on the power play. So they need to continue to have success on the penalty kill. Because the Bruins have more success on the pk with scoring than the pp.