Detroit Red Wings head into game 2 with 1-0 lead on Bruins

Published On: Apr 20 2014 04:11:48 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 20 2014 09:46:22 AM EDT

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Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk knocks Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell down as he moves past him and Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski during a game on Oct. 14, 2013 in Boston. The Red Wings won 3-2.


The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings head into today's second playoff game hoping for more room to skate.

TV: 3 p.m. on NBC, Local 4

Neither had much space in the tight-checking opener that Detroit won 1-0 Friday night on Pavel Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 remaining.

Bruins center David Krejci says his team needs to hold on to the puck more and make confident plays rather than dump it in and chase after it.

Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall thought his team did a good job of boxing out and playing quicker defensively.

Top-seeded Boston is hoping to get a split of the first two games before the best-of-seven series shifts to Detroit for two games. If a fifth game is necessary it would be in Boston.

NOTE: Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for his spear to Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser's groin during Friday night's Game 1. 


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