Dupont's potential issues for Bruins in playoffs

Dupont's potential issues for Bruins in playoffs
April 3, 2014, 7:15 am
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The Bruins are easing their way into the playoffs after their torrid March, but on Sports Tonight, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe identified a few "stress points" to look out for in the postseason for the B's.

One is the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 winners over Boston on Wednesday. Detroit is a potential first-round opponent.

"I agree with that if they get [Pavel] Datsyuk back if they get healthy. I think they're dangerous," Dupont said. "I do think the Bruins are the better team. I think the Bruins can win, but between the two of them I'd rather play Columbus."

Another issue, as has been talked about all season, is the young defensemen.

"We've touched on this for weeks because [Dennis] Seidenberg's out," Dupont said. "They've got a lot of good young kids, But the playoffs are vastly different. They're a meat grinder. The defense is definitely a stress point."

Also, Dupont said, "Reilly Smith and [Carl] Soderberg have never played this long. They've never played under this kind of intensity."