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Bruins Look To Sweep The Red Wings

Published March 6, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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Boston Bruins 88 pts (40-15-8) vs Detroit Red Wings 62 pts (26-29-10)

7 p.m. ET
TD Garden – Boston, MA
TV: NESN, NBCSN
Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule
Date      Game                                    GWG
12/13     BOS 3 @ DET 2 OT            Patrice Bergeron
12/23     DET 1 @ BOS 3                  Brad Marchand
2/6         BOS 3 @ DET 2                  Danton Heinen
3/6         DET @ BOS        

Team Leaders
Bruins                                                                                   Red Wings
Brad Marchand, 61                          Points                   Dylan Larkin, 48
Patrice Bergeron, 27                       Goals                    Anthony Mantha, 21
Brad Marchand, 36                          Assists                  Dylan Larkin, 39


The Boston Bruins will look to sweep the four-game regular season series from the Detroit Red Wings tonight. 

The Bruins have dominated play against their Original 6 rivals of late.  They have points in 14 of their last 15 games versus the Red Wings, going 13-1-1 in that span.

The Bruins will be missing quite a few key players tonight.  Patrice Bergeron is still out with his fractured foot and earlier today that Charlie McAvoy will miss the rest of the regular season with a sprained MCL.  

Brandon Carlo will return to the top pairing with Zdeno Chara in McAvoy's absence.  Also, Matt Grzelcyk will return to the lineup after missing the last two games.

Anton Khudobin will get the start tonight because Tuukka Rask is nursing a lower-body injury that the team considers to be "very minor." Zane McIntyre will serve as Khudobin's backup tonight.

Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard will get a breather tonight after starting the last seven games.  With Petr Mrazek now in Philadelphia, Jared Coreau will make his first NHL start of the season. 

Coureau has a 3.46 goals-against average and an .887 save percentage in 14 previous NHL appearance.  He has been very good for the Grand Rapids Griffins this season with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage and was named the AHL's Goaltender of the Month for February.

Probable Bruins Lineup
FORWARDS
Brad Marchand - Riley Nash- David Pastrnak
Jake Debrusk- David Krejci - Rick Nash
Danton Heinen - David Backes - Brian Gionta
Tim Schaller - Sean Kuraly - Tommy Wingels

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Zdeno Chara - Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug - Nick Holden
Matt Grzelcyk - Kevan Miller

GOALTENDER
Anton Khudobin (14-4-4, 2.34 GAA, .921 save %, 1 SO)

INJURY REPORT
LW-Anders Bjork (shoulder), C-Patrice Bergeron (foot) out, D-Charlie McAvoy (MCL) out, G-Tuukka Rask (day-to-day) out

Probable Red Wings Lineup
FORWARDS

Tyler Bertuzzi - Henrik Zetterberg - Gustav Nyquist
Justin Abdelkader - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Andreas Athanasiou - Frans Nielsen - Darren Helm
Luke Witkowski - Luke Glendening - Martin Frk

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Jonathan Ericsson - Trevor Daley
Danny DeKeyser - Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall - Mike Green

GOALTENDER
Jared Coreau (first start of the season)

INJURY REPORT
RW-Johan Franzen (concussion) out
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