Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg still form the nucleus of the Red Wings, but this is a team seemingly in transition.
The Bruins and Red Wings, Original Six foes, meet in the playoffs for the first time since 1957. On paper it should be all Boston but the Wings won three of four this season.
Henrik Zetterberg will be back on the ice with the Red Wings Tuesday and could return to the lineup before the first round is over.
The Detroit Red Wings can't stay healthy. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson needs a minor surgery on a broken finger and will miss 4-6 weeks.
Erik Karlsson and Oliver Ekman-Larsson are defensemen by title but they were spectacular in the early going in powering Sweden's offense in a 4-2 win over the Czech Republic.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard left Monday night's game against the St. Louis Blues with an apparent injury to the same knee he sprained earlier this season.
Sweden has one of the best teams on paper heading into the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with stars like Henrik Lundqvist, the Sedin twins and Henrik Zetterberg.
The Red Wings re-signed defenseman Jonathan Ericsson on Wednesday to a six-year, $25.5 million extension. Not bad for a former Mr. Irrelevant.
Jonathan Ericsson and his fiance just welcomed a girl into the world named Liv, named in honor of the late Stefan Liv, who perished in the Yaroslavl plane crash.
The Detroit Red Wings had a disappointing end to their season losing in Game 7, but the 2013 campaign was hardly a disappointment.

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