After the first game I think a lot of people got very nervous about this series, including myself. The Red Wings are a team that were pretty hurt all year, and got healthy just coming into this series. It is really a pretty strong 8 seed. That being said there were things behind the scenes that effected that game. Many of the Bruins players had the flu, and from what I have been reading spread like crazy.
The good news is that it has passed, and with each game the Bruins look faster. The Bruins are different than a lot of teams. They aren't just about a top line, or top players, they win eroding away at you. They are deep, so deep that they can bring kids up from their minors and they are good.
The Bruins are like waves, every line is similar, but they are relentless and eventually wear you out. It has been years now of basically not having a true #1 line. There are a ton of teams with better ones, but this team has a bunch of #2 lines. They just keep coming at you, and they never have to over play a line, which means these guys are coming out 100% each time, which teams with top lines get tired if they are over played.
Every game as the Bruins get healthy they are getting faster. The Red Wings are going to have to come out strong tonight, because if they lose this one they are screwed. That being said if the Bruins get through the first 10 mins of this game tonight either tied or with the lead this game won't be close.
It's amazing how good this team really is. Imagine if they had Dennis Seidenberg too? By the way, him and McQuaid are skating again. No word on when or if they will be back, but the playoffs are long...