"They have a lot of skill on their team. We talked about it and it's about not giving them time and not turing the puck over because they transition really fast." - Jonathan Ericsson
"It's the playoffs, thats why its so fun to play and be a part of it. Especially to not play the first day, you can sit at the hotel and watch games and get pumped up for your game. It's a special feeling and we look forward to it every year." - Henrik Zetterberg
Justin Abdelkader will not play tonight; still recovering from his hand injury.
Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg will be paired up on tonight's first line.
Landon Ferraro will make his first NHL post season appearance on a line with Glendening and Miller.
A few changes on the blue line; DeKeyser will be paired with Marchenko, Quncey with Zidlicky.
Smith, Kindl, Cleary, and Pulkkinen will be tonight's healthy scratches.