Boston Bruins 50 pts (21-22-8)


Detroit Red Wings 70 pts (31-11-8)

7 p.m. ET

Little Caesars Arena – Detroit, MI


Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub

Season Series/Schedule

Date      Game                                    GWG

12/13     BOS 3 @ DET 2                  Brad Marchand

12/23     DET 1 @ BOS 3                  Patrice Bergeron

2/6         BOS @ DET         

3/5         DET @ BOS        

Team Leaders

Bruins                                                                                   Red Wings

Brad Marchand, 50                          Points                   Dylan Larkin, 38

Patrice Bergeron, 22                       Goals                   Anthony Mantha, 16

Brad Marchand, 29                          Assists                 Dylan Larkin, 30

The Bruins start a quick two-game road trip with their second trip to the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit as they look for their third victory of the season over the Red Wings. The Bruins scored six goals in their two previous matchups against Detroit with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each scoring twice and Noel Acciari and David Pastrnak adding single tallies.

Marchand and Acciari will both be out of the lineup.  Marchand is serving the fifth and final game of his suspension for elbowing Marcus Johansson in the head and Acciari is still sidelined with a lower-body injury.

The Wings come in with just four wins over their last 10 games.  Their 10 wins on home ice this season is the third fewest in the league.  Only the Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres have fewer wins at home this season.

Veteran Jimmy Howard will get the start for the Wings tonight.  He is 5-5-2 with a 2.48 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in 13 career games against the Bruins.

Probable Bruins Lineup


Danton Heinen - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk - David Krejci - Ryan Spooner

Tim Schaller - Riley Nash - David Backes

Frank Vatrano - Sean Kuraly - Austin Czarnik


Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk - Adam McQuaid


Tuukka Rask (21-8-4, 2.09 GAA, .925 save %, 2 SO)


C-Noel Acciari (lower-body) out, LW-Anders Bjork (upper-body) out, D-Kevan Miller (upper-body) out

Probable Red Wings Lineup


Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Anthony Mantha

Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Andreas Athanasiou

Tomas Tatar - Frans Nielsen - Darren Helm

Justin Abdelkader - Luke Glendening - Martin Frk


Jonathan Ericsson - Trevor Daley

Niklas Kronwall - Mike Green

Dan Dekeyser - Nick Jensen


Jimmy Howard (14-16-6, 2.82 GAA, .911 save %, 0 SO)


RW-Johan Franzen (concussion) out

Source: lineups via Daily Faceoff & Left Wing Lock
Image Credit: AP