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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.

06/04/2014

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings flips over Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins in the first period during the game at TD Garden on April 20, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Babcock Opens Up On Franzen’s Silence: ‘I Don’t Know Why You Do That’

Johan Franzen will not talk to the media about his postseason struggles, and head coach Mike Babcock does not understand why.

CBS Detroit–04/25/2014

Caption:DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24: Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first-period goal while playing the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Niklas Kronwall On Mindset As Red Wings Head Back To Boston On Brink Of Elimination: ‘We Got Nothing To Lose’

Star forward Henrik Zetterberg returned to the lineup, Jonas Gustavsson served competently in goal as a last-minute fill-in, the Detroit Red Wings led 2-0 after the first period, and the Boston Bruins still prevailed.

CBS Detroit–04/25/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22:  Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins makes a save during the first period against the Detroit Red Wings during Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bruins defeated the Wings 3-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Babcock On Performance By Red Wings In Game 3: ‘That’s Unacceptable’

The coach agreed that the team’s lack of experience might have played into the game.

CBS Detroit–04/23/2014

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Babcock Says Game 1 Win Gave Red Wings Confidence: ‘We’re Good Enough’

Had what happened to the Red Wings in Game 2 of their series against Boston happened in Game 1, coach Mike Babcock would be more worried.

CBS Detroit–04/21/2014

Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins gets the shot off on goalie Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings as defenseman Danny DeKeyser #65 defends during the second period of the game at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Red Wings Hype First-Round Playoff Matchup With Boston [VIDEO]

Boston is the NHL’s best team, albeit one Detroit has defeated in three of four meetings this season.

CBS Detroit–04/18/2014

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 03: Zac Dalpe #21 of the Vancouver Canucks moves the puck as Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings gives chase during the first period of the game at Joe Louis Arena on February 3, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Canucks 2-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Zetterberg Expects To Be Back For Second Round, Maybe Late First Round

Zetterberg began skating by himself last Tuesday, but Thursday will be the first time he skates with the team.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 09:  Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his game-tying goal in the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Penguins defeated the Red Wings 4-3 in a shootout.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

First Round Playoff Series Between Detroit, Boston Begins Friday

The Detroit Red Wings beat the odds and made the playoffs for a 23rd straight season, and now comes the hard part.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 09:  Tomas Jurco #26 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first-period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on April 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Red Wings Suffer From Making-The-Playoffs Hangover In Loss To Hurricanes

After relentlessly pushing toward the goal of making the playoffs and finally achieving that goal Wednesday, the Detroit Red Wings followed up that success with a 2-1 loss Friday to the Carolina Hurricanes

CBS Detroit–04/11/2014

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 10: Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings directs the players prior to the start of overtime against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on December 10, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the red Wings 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Coach Mike Babcock Now All-Time Leader In Wins For Red Wings

Scotty Bowman had 411 wins with the Red Wings, and Jack Adams was the previous leader with 413.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2014

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