DETROIT -- What does it mean that the Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins in three of the four games they played in the regular season?
Not nothing, but not a whole lot either.
"If we could take three wins with us into the series, it would be great, but we can't," defenseman Danny DeKeyser said. "Those are thrown out the window. The first to four wins."
Goaltender Jimmy Howard agreed with that assessment.
"Those wins mean nothing right now," Howard said. "It's going to be a totally different beast when we walk in there Friday. We're going to have to weather the storm the first 10 minutes of Game 1. That's going to be very important. We'll just get through that and play."
But the fact that the Wings were competitive with the team that won the Presidents Trophy does mean something.
"The only thing is, we know we can beat them," Daniel Alfredsson said. "Other than that, it's a new season. What you've done before doesn't really matter. You don't get any style points for winning the season ...