Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday.
Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus assesses the under-23 core depth of every NHL team, and puts them into tiers based on his grades.
Craig Custance, Frank Provenzano, Neil Greenberg, Corey Pronman, Robert Vollman and Ryan Schwepfinger rank every NHL team based on how well they're set up for future success.
Corey Pronman redrafted the 2008 NHL draft. He believes the Tampa Bay Lightning would again select center Steven Stamkos with the No. 1 overall selection, but star D-man Erik Karlsson now clearly belongs among the top three.
Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason plus five regular-season games for a hit to the head of Chicago's Ben Smith.
Blackhawks forward Ben Smith is going better after taking a hit to the head, but the hit by Brendan Smith is being reviewed.