Red Wings hope to use their speed against Bruins’ strength


April 21, 2014, DETROIT (ISN) – The Detroit Red Wings think they have figured out what they need to do to beat the Boston Bruins.

Detroit used its skill to win Game 1 against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Bruins.

Boston evened its first-round series against the eighth-seeded Red Wings by beating them up physically. The Red Wings want to flip the script in Game 3 on Tuesday night when the series shifts to Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit defenceman Brendan Smith says emotions got the best of him when he stood skate to skate and face to chest with Boston’s towering defenceman, Zdeno Chara, in a scrum during Sunday’s game. Smith says the Red Wings have to play their fast-paced game and avoid trying to get physical with the bigger, bruising Bruins.


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