Center - DET
GOALS: 4 | ASST: 4 | PTS: 8
SOG: 20 | +/-: 0
DETROIT -- In recent seasons, the Detroit Red Wings dressing room was populated heavily by veterans, Stanley Cup winners with a businesslike mentality.
Not to say there weren't unique characters or personalities, but it certainly wouldn't have been considered one of the League's most colorful.
This has been a different kind of season in Detroit in many respects. There was a youth movement unlike anything seen for this franchise in some time. A half-dozen of the 23 skaters who have dressed for a game in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs had no prior postseason experience at this level. Two others are in their second postseason.
There is a different vibe in the Red Wings dressing room. To be certain, veteran leaders Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Daniel Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi have made sure the central principles of the Red Wings' machine remains, but the kids definitely have added a splash of color.
No one personifies this more than Damien Brunner
"I really don't think he has a clue what's going on," Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard said. "I don't think he understands the realm of things, of what could possibly happen here as the playoffs unfold. He's in a good mood every single day."