“I heard about 40 percent of the series are upsets in the first round. You have teams that have high expectations. You have teams that have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So that certainly makes that first round a challenge.” Those were the words of Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien, via ESPN, as he prepares his team to welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town on Friday night.
The Bruins and Red Wings are the only series in the Eastern Conference that has yet to kick off, and as Julien’s words show the team is hoping to avoid a first-round upset.
After finishing the regular season with a season-high 117, Boston has high hopes and their fans are hoping for a deep run. They can get off to a good start on Friday night at home.
How can you tune in to tonight’s opening game of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs series between Boston and Detroit? Here is all the information you will need to catch all of the action between the Red Wings and Bruins:
Date: Friday, April 18
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Venue: TD Garden
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Series Record: Tied, 0-0
|Friday, April 18||7:30 p.m.||Detroit at Boston||NBCSN, TSN|
|Sunday, April 20||3 p.m.||Detroit at Boston||NBC, TSN|
|Tuesday, April 22||7:30 p.m.||Boston at Detroit||NBCSN, TSN|
|Thursday, April 24||8 p.m.||Boston at Detroit||NBCSN, TSN|
|*Saturday, April 26||3 p.m.||Detroit at Boston||NBC, TSN|
|*Monday, April 28||TBD||Boston at Detroit||TSN|
|*Wednesday, April 30||TBD||Detroit at Boston||TSN|
Who do you think will start off their Stanley Cup run with a big win on Friday night? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.