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Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins Live Stream Free: Watch Online 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Kickoff, TV Channels, Radio Stations

( [email protected] ) Apr 18, 2014 03:07 PM EDT

Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins Stanley Cup playoff series game 1 will begin at 4:30 p.m. PST/7:30 p.m. ET on April 18, 2014. The No. 8 seed Red Wings will be visiting the No.1 seed Bruins at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Information on how to watch the Red Wings vs. Bruins game on live stream free can be found below.

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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard against the Bruins' offense. (Getty Images)

Going into the Playoffs, the Red Wings beat Bruins in three of four games. The last time the two met was in 1957. This time around, Detroit, like the Wild, was able to get the wild-card in the Eastern Conference. However, it is uncertain how effective can Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard stop the powerful Bruins offense.

The Bruins, on the other hand, will not take their opponents lightly, especially, after getting into a Game 7 overtime situation.

"It just seems to be the biggest battle for us and the hardest one to get through," forward Milan Lucic said, according to NHL.com. "We've got to be prepared to bring out best because you talk about last three years, you know the other team hasn't taken us lightly at all and they've give us their best."

The Red Wings are in the playoffs for the 23rd straight season. The last time they won the Stanley Cup was in 2008 and returned to the Final in 2009.

The Bruins players to watch for in tonight's game are forward Reilly Smith, who led the team with four points against the Red Wings in the regular season, center Patrice Bergeron, who scored 11 goals with six assists in the last 13 games, and Brad Marchand had three goals and seven assists in the last 10 games.

The Detroit Forwards Tomas Tatar, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen led their team in scoring against Boston with four points, center Pavel Datsyuk scored four points in four games.

Meanwhile, the players that are injured are Boston forwards Daniel Paille, Chris Kelley, and defenseman Matt Bartkowski, Detroit center Henrik Zetterberg and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson.

The Red Wings vs. Bruins Playoffs Game 1 will be available on TV/Broadband/Mobile through NHL GameCenter Live, a subscription service offering streaming video of live out-of-market, regular season games, and on-demand replays.

Game broadcasts that are available to watch on television in your local market and nationally televised games are available to watch live or within 48 hours of game completion. The list of channel providers for NHL Network in USA and Canada can be found here.

Detroit Red Wings radio affiliates can be found here. To listen to the game online, click here.

Boston Bruins flagship radio station broadcasting their games is 98.5 The Sports Hub. The Bruins games are also broadcasted on several radio stations in the six-state region of New England. You can find the stations here. 

Red Wings vs. Bruins game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports, TSN, Fox Sports Detroit, and NESN. Free online live stream can be watched at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra.