BOSTON (CBS) — This isn’t your typical matchup between a one seed and an eight seed.
Normally, the eighth seed in the playoffs is a team that just barely made the postseason, eking out some wins in the final weeks of the season and being happy to just make the field of eight.
Yet these Red Wings are far from content to just qualify for the playoffs, and they should be able to give the Bruins all they can handle in this first-round series.
That much was clear in the regular season, when the Red Wings beat the Bruins in three of the four meetings between them. The Wings outscored the B’s 13-9 in those four games, with most of the damage coming in a 6-1 thumping in November.
Of course, what happened in November won’t have much bearing when the puck drops on this series on Friday night. In…
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